Interactive Charting Outcomes in the Match: Updated with 2020 data, this tool is intended to assist Match applicants in determining their goodness of fit for specialties. Built using data visualization software, it draws from the same data sources as the NRMP’s publication Charting Outcomes in the Match. Survey Reports. New!
Data are provided for Matches conducted in 2020 and early 2021 for appointments beginning July 2021. The report features five-year trend data by specialty on numbers of programs, positions, and applicants as well as match rates. Specialty Match Program Results 2017-2021 (PDF, 152 pages), a state by state breakdown of SMS results for 2017-2021.
2020 NRMP Main Residency Match®: Match Rates by Specialty and State Reproduction prohibited without the written permission of the NRMP ARKANSAS (cont.) Applicant Type Pos. No. Filled MD Sr MD Gr DO Sr DO Gr US IMG % MD Sr % Oth Tot IMG Radiology-Diagnostic (PGY-1) 8 8 1 0 2 0 1 4 12.5 1000 Surgery (PGY-1) 10 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 60.0 60.00
the number has risen each year since the 2004 Match. In 2020, the number of registrants reached an all-time high of 44,959, an increase of 356 over 2019. For more information about the NRMP, please visit: www.nrmp.org. Additional data and reports for the Main Residency Match and the Specialties Matching Service®
The 2020 DO senior match rate (as in true match rate) for all DO seniors seeking GME is 91.7% (compared to between 88.4% and 91.6% for 2019). For reference, the US MD seniors 2020 match rate was 93.7% (compared to 93.9% in 2019). There is no range this year, because for the first time ever, the NRMP has released DO senior data.
This year’s match rate of 93.7% has remained consistent with the numbers that have been posted in past years. There was a slight increase—to 5,167—in U.S. citizen international medical school students and graduates (IMGs) who submitted program choices for the 2020 cycle.
Residency Match Statistics: Osteopathic vs. Allopathic Match Rates. Overall match rates are higher for U.S. allopathic medical school seniors and range from 92% to 95% every year. In 2019, 84.5% of osteopathic candidates matched and this was the highest match rate in history, As all AOA programs transition to a single accreditation system in 2020, we expect this match rate will continue to increase.
Their 59.5% match rate was just slightly down from 61% in 2020. The US IMG match rate was only 54.8% as recently as 2017. For Non-US FMGs, there were 7,943 participants up from 6,907 in 2020. This group saw the largest decrease in match rate with a drop of 6.3% – down to a 54.8% match rate. Growth of Specialties:
2022 Match Statistics. Statistics on the results of the Match for residency positions beginning in 2022 will be posted on March 16, 2022 for Phase I of the Match and on April 13, 2022 for Phase II of the Match.