My question is what percentage of a typical school's class try to match into Anesthesiology. In other words what is the "market share" of Anesthesiology? My school is a school that is heavy in matching students into general practice positions. So, out of 140 medical students, each year about 60% of them match into general medicine. That leaves about 60 students for the remainder of specialties, which would include surgery, er, derm, rad, psyc, path, neuro, and anesthesiology (and others). Well, our school offers 10-12 anesthesiology spots per year. Surely, 12 out of 60 are not going to be interested in Anesthesiology, therefore my chances are almost 100% of getting in here, regardless of my rank in my class...right? I should say that my medical school is not a top tier medical school, the only one in my state (which means they prefer home-grown folks), and it does not require a rotation in anesthesiology (which reduces the popularity, I would think). Also, recent history shows that this program matches either "home grown folks" or foreign graduates. Any thoughts?