Graduates from the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine have various opportunities to match/place into graduate medical education (GME) residency programs. As of April 2018, 98.75 percent of expected 2018 graduates seeking GME were successfully matched in positions through the AOA Match and Scramble, the NRMP Match and SOAP, the military match, and other matches/placements.
This year’s match demonstrates osteopathic medical education (OME)’s continuing contribution to the physician workforce. The commitment and dedication of over 6,200 DO graduates who successfully matched will continue as they pursue careers as physicians. As more DO graduates enter the workforce, the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) continue to provide medical education so that future graduates will supply quality care for the nation’s diverse medical needs. This year two COMs marked first graduating classes, providing an increase of nearly 400 DO graduates who matched.
AACOM’s latest “Report on Osteopathic Medicine Placements in 2018 Matches” provides results of data collected from the U.S. COMs to determine the placement of DO graduates into the following Match opportunities:
- 61.51 percent matched through the NRMP match and SOAP
- 31.64 percent matched through AOA accredited GME positions
- 4.31 percent of graduates matched into the military match
- 0.65 percent of graduates matched into other GME positions
View the full “Report on Osteopathic Medicine Placements in 2018 Matches” by visiting the Special Reports section of the AACOM Reports web page.