Graduating osteopathic physicians get results of DO Match Day. Half of applicants choose residencies in primary care.


n Monday, February 8, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) informed 2,063 graduating osteopathic medical students that they successfully matched to osteopathic residencies through the AOA Match Program. The other half of the Class of 2016 awaits the results of the MD Match, to be announced March 14.

Of the 3,050 current and recent graduates who participated in the AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program, 74 percent successfully matched for a total of 2,255 placements. Of the 2,907 who participated in the 2015 AOA Match, a comparable figure of 75 percent successfully matched for a total of 2,179 placements.

The 2016 AOA Match results also revealed the following:

  • 77 applicants matched in obstetrics and gynecology, up from 74 matches in 2015.
  • 65 applicants matched into pediatrics, up 27 percent from last year.
  • Psychiatry matched 54 applicants, an increase of 31 percent from last year.
  • 118 applicants matched into orthopedic surgery, up 9 percent from last year.
  • 1,017 positions were filled in non-primary care specialties.

Additionally, primary care accounted for 50 percent of all matches with a total of 1,118 placements. The results of this year’s AOA Match will further address the need for physicians in communities lacking primary care doctors and specialists. And over the past decade, 12 states have more than doubled the number of DOs practicing in their communities. Get the full report.

For more information, visit the AOA Match Program web page, and view AACOM’s Medical Education Roadmap.

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February 2016
Vol. 10, No. 2