NRMP® 2018 Main Residency Match: Highlights for the Advanced Match Data

The 2018 Match Week is over and NRMP® has released some initial advanced match data (more will be released in the coming months).

Much like Match 2017, Match 2018 proved to climb even higher peaks than any other Match in NRMP history with almost 44,000 registered applicants and over 33,000 positions. View the newest data for general statistics, the Post-Match SOAP®, applicant type, and select medical specialties below.  

General Match Statistics:

43,909 NRMP Registered Applicants

5,314 Total Participating Programs

33,167 Total Positions (Increase of 1,410 positions from the 2017 Match)

Post-Match SOAP Statistics:

1,268 Unfilled SOAP Positions

1,171 Filled through SOAP

Applicants by the Numbers:

  • US Medical Seniors
    • 18,818 Active Applicants
    • 17,740 Matched PGY-1 (94.3%)
    • 1,078 Unmatched PGY-1 (5.7%)
  • DOs
    • 4,617 Active Applicants
    • 3,771 Matched PGY-1 (81.7%)
    • 846 Unmatched PGY-1 (18.3%)
  • US IMGs
    • 5,075 Active Applicants
    • 2,900 Matched PGY-1 (57.1%)
    • 2,175 Unmatched PGY-1 (42.9%)
  • Non-US IMGs
    • 7,067 Active Applicants **declined from 2017 to 2018
    • 3,962 Matched PGY-1 (56.1%)
    • 3,105 Unmatched PGY-1 (43.9%)

Medical Specialty Highlights:

  • Internal Medicine
    • 7,542 Total Positions
    • 309 more than 2017
  • Family Medicine
    • 3,629 Total Positions
    • 273 more than 2017
  • Pediatrics
    • 2,768 Total Positions
    • 30 more than 2017
  • Emergency Medicine
    • 2,278 Total PGY-1 Positions
    • 231 more than 2017
  • Other Specialty Growth from 2017
    • Pediatrics – Increase of 61 more positions
    • Neurology – Increase of 60 more positions
    • Anesthesiology – Increase of 51 more positions
    • Transitional Year – Increase of 178 more positions

You can view more advanced NRMP data at: http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Advance-Data-Tables-2018.pdf

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