Family medicine offers the highest number of residency programs
Over the past 5 years, the number of family medicine positions has increased by about 50% to the highest level of 4823 positions. It is 14% of all available residency positions spread among around 700 programs.
The proportion of US MD, DO, and IMG matched applicants shifted from 45% US MD domination to near equal values.
Mean USMLE Step 1 score of matched applicants equals 221 for US MDs, 218(495 COMPLEX 1) for DOs, and 211/219 for US/non-US IMGs.
Mean USMLE Step 2 score of matched applicants equals 238 for US MDs, 233(526 COMPLEX 1) for DOs, and 226/229 for US/non-US IMGs.
93% of residency positions are filled during the main match and 6% during the SOAP. Around 9% of all matched US MDs, 23% of all matched DOs, and 16% of matched IMGs were matched into family medicine residency positions.
With the largest number of programs and the second-largest position offerings, family medicine is the top choice for many applicants.