Anesthesiology residency in numbers
The number of anesthesiology positions increased by 23% over the past 5 years. Today 172 anesthesiology programs offer around 1600 PGY-1 positions and 52 programs offer around 300 PGY-2 positions. It's about
4% of all residency positions. Most of the matched applicants are US MDs - 75%. Also, 15% DOs and just 7% IMGs. The proportion is stable over the past years.
Around 100% of positions are filled during the main match and near nothing left for the SOAP.
Mean Step1/Step2 scores of matched US MDs are 234/246 respectively.
Mean Step1/Step2 CMPLEX1/2 scores of matched DOs are 233/243 590/625 respectively.
Mean Step1/Step2 scores of matched US/Non-US IMGs are 232/239, 236/242 respectively.
Anesthesiology is enough competitive specialty with a high percent of matched US MDs, relatively high mean scores of matched candidates, and 89%,78%,50% match rates among interviewed US MDs, DOs, and IMGs respectively.