• Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!


Have the residency spaces increased?


Full Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2015
  1. Resident [Any Field]
There is technically a surplus of residency spaces compared to NEW GRADUATES but there is also a backlog of previous graduates who got screwed by a past residency shortage plus new graduates getting displaced to make room for past graduates who didn't place. The backlog has been reduced over time but does still exist. Currently, even with the backlog if you're a new graduate you have about a 95% chance of matching, which is within the ballpark of match rates for MD schools. But if you don't match as a new grad, your chance of matching subsequent years drastically decreases.

Overall, the takeaway should be, by the time you graduate your chance of matching will be comparable to that of a new MD graduate.

Sent from my Pixel using SDN mobile
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users
About the Ads
This thread is more than 4 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.