Family medicine Residency

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.

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Number of PGY-1 Family medicine positions by state

Number of Family medicine positions by state based on PGY-1 main residency Match

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-1 during the main residency Match

Percent of PGY-1 Family medicine MDs, DOs and IMGs by year

Family medicine PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 4823 92.7 1731 (35 %) 1440 (29 %) 1224 (25 %)
2020 4662 92.5 1663 (35 %) 1392 (29 %) 1192 (25 %)
2019 4094 93.2 1719 (41 %) 986 (24 %) 1108 (27 %)
2018 3629 96.7 1749 (48 %) 696 (19 %) 1065 (29 %)
2017 3356 95.8 1645 (49 %) 574 (17 %) 995 (29 %)

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