Adapted from the MPPDA.By Russ Kolarik, MD, MPPDA President 2013
Here are the official results of the 2014 Match. In 2014, seventy-nine Med-Peds programs participated in the Match (an increase of two from 2013). A total of 374 positions were offered, an increase of 8 positions compared to 2013 (366). The total number of candidates applying to Med-Peds decreased from 603 in 2013 to 582 in 2014, but is still higher than the 560 in 2012. Of the candidates, 334 U.S. seniors (allopathic) comprised the applicant pool. Of the 374 positions offered, 362 were filled in the regular match (12 unfilled positions in 7 programs), yielding an overall fill rate of 96.8%. 75.9% of Med-Peds positions were filled by U.S. seniors. A brief summary table of the 2012-2014 NRMP Match data for Med-Peds is provided here:
|Total # of Programs||79||77||77|
|Total Positions Offered||374||366||366|
|Total Positions Filled||362||363||344|
|% of Positions filled by US Graduates||75.9%||85.2%||76.2%|
Brief Summary of the Match for Our Categorical Colleagues
In 2014 there was an overall increase in the total number of programs from 398 to 408. The total number of positions offered in the Match also increased from 6,277 to 6,524. The overall fill rate was 99.1% with U.S. seniors filling 48.5% of the available positions (slight decline from 49.9% in 2013).
The number of programs participating in the Match increased slightly to 194 (191 in 2013). The number of positions offered in the Match also increased slightly from 2,616 to 2,640. Only thirteen positions went unfilled in the Match, yielding an overall fill rate of 99.5%. Approximately 69% of positions were filled by US seniors, which is similar to last year.
The Family Medicine Match demonstrated an increase in the number of programs to 480 from 460 the year prior. Overall, 72 positions were added to the regular Match for a total of 3,109 positions (3,037 in 2013). One hundred thirty-two positions were unfilled across 64 programs. The overall fill rate remained unchanged from at 95.8% in 2014 compared to 95.9% in 2013. U.S. seniors comprised 45% of the filled positions in Family Medicine, which was a slight decrease from 2013 (49.9%).
- As you can see the explosion of med-peds residency programs occurred in the 1980’s and 1990’s and has plateaued since 2009 (354) and has increased again since (2014 at 374 intern positions).
- There are approximately 1300 residents in training over the four years currently in the 79 residency programs.
- Med-Peds residents comprise 1.4% of all residents in all specialties through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
- Med-Peds has a strong fill rate thru the match (NRMP) each year and in 2014 there was a 97% fill rate through the NRMP with 12 open positions (362/374 positions filled).
- The Med-Peds overall fill rate is comparable to the other specialties.
- About 55% of our residents are women.
- 284/362 matched med-peds intern positions came from US graduates. A 76% US graduate fill rate is higher than comparable specialties. In general, an additional 25 interns come from osteopathic schools. The NRMP does not include osteopathic graduates in the US seniors total.
- Out of the 374 intern positions offered, 284 were filled through the match by allopathic US graduates. The other 78 intern positions were filled by osteopathic and international medical graduates.
- The data for the number of osteopathic and international medical graduates that matched into med-peds separated out by the NRMP is not yet available for 2014.
- This illustrates that 375 allopathic students applied to at least 1 med-peds program. About 334 allopathic students ranked at least one med-peds program (which means that some students were not interested in med-peds or did not interview with med-peds programs). Out of the 334 that ranked med-peds program somewhere on their rank lists, 284 matched into a med-peds program. It is not unusual for there to be a drop off in numbers applying to any specialty.
- There were 439 applicants that applied through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS) to at least 1 med-peds program for the 2014 match. Here is the breakdown of applicants by region for the medical schools.
- Many applicants apply to more than 1 specialty in addition to med-peds. Most commonly people apply to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics in addition to med-peds.
- In addition, some students after applying to med-peds do not pursue it in the NRMP.
- Osteopathic Applicants 2000-2014 vary by geography and listed is the number of osteopathic applicants in that geography
- In 2014 osteopathic applicants the comparison to all US graduates (allopathic and osteopathic) :
- Overall osteopathic applicants are 7.6% (2000) à 15% (2014) of all med-peds US applicants (65 DO/439 US MD and DO graduates) that applied to at least 1 med-peds program.
- The total number of intern positions by region of the country has not changed much since 2006.
- Here is a table that lists the number of open positions and the total number of intern positions offered in the NRMP.
- There were 7 (unfilled) open programs in 2014 in the NRMP
- This is a summary of the 2011 data. This summary data is produced every few years
- The NRMP includes all non allopathic applicants in the Independent Applicant Category (e.g. Osteopathic and International Medical Graduates)
- The “mean number of contiguous ranks” relates to how long is the applicants’ match lists in the desired specialty ranked #1. Someone that ranks 20 med-peds programs in total but has other specialties interspersed on the rank list will have a number lower than 20. The key is to rank as many med-peds programs in a row to give yourself that best chance of matching into med-peds.
- This is data compiled from program directors and reflects about 60% of all osteopathic graduates that entered med-peds programs since 2004.
- Data includes 153 (COMLEX 1 scores), 142 (COMLEX 2 scores) and 12 (COMLEX 3 scores).
- Data includes 59 (USMLE 1 scores), and 37 (USMLE 2 scores).
- The average COMLEX score of those matching into med-peds is slightly higher than osteopathic students matching in other specialties.
- Only about 38% take USMLE 1 and fewer take USMLE 2 (24%). The average USMLE scores seem to be lower than US allopathic graduates (230, 242) that match into med-peds.
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