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IMG PERFORMANCE IN THE 2010 MATCH

For the eighth consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1)
residency positions offered through the Match increased. A total of
22,809 first-year positions were offered in the 2010 Match, held earlier
this month. This represents an increase of 382 positions compared to
last year and an increase of more than 2,200 positions since 2002.

The number of IMGs, including Fifth Pathway participants, who matched to
first-year positions decreased by 110 compared to 2009. Of the 11,048
IMGs who participated in the 2010 Match, 4,686 (42.4%) matched. In the
2009 Match, 4,796 (43.7%) IMGs were matched to first-year positions.

Of the 7,246 IMG participants who were not U.S. citizens, 2,881 (39.8%)
obtained first-year positions. The number of non-U.S. citizen IMGs who
obtained positions in 2010 decreased by 231 compared to last year.

Of the 3,695 U.S. citizen IMG participants, 1,749 (47.3%) were matched
to first-year positions, an increase of 130 over last year. This is the
seventh consecutive year that there has been an increase in the number
of U.S. citizen IMGs matching to first-year positions.

Of the 107 Fifth Pathway participants in the Match, 56 (52.3%) were
matched to first-year positions, a decrease of 9 from last year.

It is important to note that the total number of IMGs, including Fifth
Pathway participants, who will fill PGY-1 positions for the 2010-2011
academic year will be higher than the number obtaining positions through
the 2010 Match. Although the majority of PGY-1 positions in the United
States are filled through the Match, a significant number of IMG
applicants obtain positions outside of the Match. For example, while
4,698 IMGs obtained PGY-1 positions through the 2008 Match, 7,276 IMGs
entered PGY-1 for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The 7,276 IMGs entering PGY-1 for the 2008-2009 academic year is an
increase of 51 over the prior year and an increase of 1,203 since the
2002-2003 academic year.


ABOUT THE MATCH

The annual NRMP Match is the system by which applicants are matched with
available residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical
education (GME). Participants submit to the NRMP a list of residency
programs, in order of preference. Ranked lists of preferred residency
candidates are likewise submitted by U.S. GME programs with available
positions. The matching of applicants to available positions is
performed by computer algorithm. The Match results announced in March of
each year are typically for GME programs beginning the following July.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE MATCH AND MATCH RESULTS

The preceding data are taken from the Advance Data Tables for the 2010
Main Residency Match compiled by the NRMP. These tables provide detailed
information on the positions offered and filled by the Match in 2010 and
prior years. To access these tables, or to obtain further information on
the NRMP, visit www.nrmp.org.

The June issue of Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of
American Medical Colleges, usually offers an analysis of Match results
from the preceding March. For more information, visit your medical
school's library or www.academicmedicine.org.

The September issue of JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical
Association traditionally provides an in-depth analysis of graduate
medical education in the United States. This analysis includes the
number of IMGs entering and continuing in U.S. GME programs and a
breakdown of IMG resident physicians by specialty and subspecialty.
Visit your medical school's library or http://jama.ama-assn.org.


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Of the 3,695 U.S. citizen IMG participants, 1,749 (47.3%) were matched
to first-year positions, an increase of 130 over last year. This is the
seventh consecutive year that there has been an increase in the number
of U.S. citizen IMGs matching to first-year positions.


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Thats why statistics are misleading. Yes there has been an increase in the total number of US IMGs matched every year but the total applicant pool has been increasing as well as well as the total number of residencies spots. Its better to look at the total percentage of applicants matched.

2008- 51.9% 2009- 47.8% 2010- 47.3% -- See a trend!

http://www.nrmp.org/data/advancedatatables2010.pdf

I got this same email from the ECFMG that RJ posted. Seems like this non-profit is taking a page from the political arena by spin doctoring the data.
 

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Thats why statistics are misleading. Yes there has been an increase in the total number of US IMGs matched every year but the total applicant pool has been increasing as well as well as the total number of residencies spots. Its better to look at the total percentage of applicants matched.

2008- 51.9% 2009- 47.8% 2010- 47.3% -- See a trend!

http://www.nrmp.org/data/advancedatatables2010.pdf

I got this same email from the ECFMG that RJ posted. Seems like this non-profit is taking a page from the political arena by spin doctoring the data.
excellent point.