Not the Luck of the Irish, the Talent of the Students: DO Residency Match Numbers Rise to Record-Setting 91.6 Percent
Published March 17, 2023
(Bethesda, MD) – The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) today celebrates a record residency Match and the largest class of DO students to ever participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)’s Match Week. According to the NRMP, the percentage of DO seniors matching rose to 91.6 percent, the highest ever during the single match era. In addition, the number of U.S. DO seniors participating was a record-high 7,436, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2022. Of those, 6,812 matched to first-year residency positions, a 2.2 percent increase from last year and also a new record high.
“We are extremely proud of the DO graduating Class of 2023 and the dedication, flexibility and determination they displayed as they navigated the ever-changing landscape and challenges they faced during their four years of medical school,” said AACOM President and CEO Robert A. Cain, DO. “I am particularly pleased that as we see the numbers of DO seniors increase, we are also seeing the number of matches increase. This is a testament to the talent and abilities of our seniors and also the teaching and training they are receiving at our colleges of osteopathic medicine. The entire osteopathic community can be proud of this continued growth and success.”
This was the fourth match to take place since the transition to the single graduate medical education accreditation system was fully implemented. Final placement numbers, which include students who participated in the NRMP’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program and those who placed after Match Week, will be available in the coming weeks.
Founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, today, AACOM represents all 38 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs)—educating more than 35,000 future physicians, 25 percent of all U.S. medical students—at 62 teaching locations in 35 U.S. states. With several more schools planned, projections show that by 2030, one third of all U.S. medical students will be training at a COM. For more information on AACOM, go to www.aacom.org.
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