Check out the details of this press release from AAMC. It's interesting that so many students are choosing Anesthesia, PM&R, and rads. <a href="http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/2002/020321.htm" target="_blank">http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/2002/020321.htm</a> U.S. medical seniors enjoy highest match rate ever Last week, applicants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) learned where they will spend their residency training, as they were matched to open positions in residency programs across the country. There were 23,459 active applicants in the match, including 14,336 U.S. medical school seniors. Ninety-four percent of active senior applicants were matched to a first year residency program, the highest match rate ever for U.S. medical students. Data from this year's match shows a decrease in applicants matched to primary care positions such as family practice, pediatrics, and internal medicine. There were 373 fewer U.S. seniors filling these generalist residency positions, with 205 less positions filled in primary care overall; international medical graduates made up the difference with 116 more matches to these positions than last year. Interest in certain medical specialties, including anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and diagnostic radiology, appears to be on the rise; there were more matches this year in each specialty than in 2001.