The National Resident Matching Program Friday matched a record 36,179 medical school seniors and graduates to U.S. residency positions, 2.6% more than last year. Applicants include students and graduates of U.S. and international medical schools.

Half of the more than 35,000 first-year positions offered in this year’s Match were in the primary care specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Primary, Pediatrics, and Pediatrics-Primary, a 3% increase. Specialties offering sizable growth in residency positions over the past five years include Neurology (45.3%); Family Medicine (43.7%); Emergency Medicine (38,7%); Medicine-Primary (29.3%); Psychiatry (27.6%); and Internal Medicine (24.8%).

For more on the Match Day results, visit the NRMP website

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