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Need remains to increase nation's internal medicine and
primary care physician workforce
PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2012 - The number of U.S. medical
student seniors at medical schools choosing internal medicine
residencies leveled in 2012 after two years of significant
increases. According to the 2012 National Resident Matching
Program, 2,941 U.S. medical school seniors matched internal
medicine, nearly unchanged from 2011 when 2,940 matched internal
"After seeing increases in 2010 and 2011 for the internal
medicine residency match for U.S. medical students, we are
disappointed that there was not a bigger increase this year," said
Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, president, American College of
Physicians (ACP), the nation's second-largest doctors group. "We
remain concerned about the need to significantly increase the
nation's internal medicine and primary care physician workforce to
meet the needs of an aging population requiring care for chronic
and complex illnesses."
The 2012 match numbers include students who will ultimately
enter a subspecialty of internal medicine, such as cardiology or
gastroenterology. Currently, about 20 to 25 percent of internal
medicine residents eventually choose to specialize in general
internal medicine, compared with 54 percent in 1998. Internal
medicine enrollment numbers decreased from 2007 to 2009 (2,680 in
2007; 2,660 in 2008; and 2,632 in 2009).
"The numbers of U.S. medical students choosing internal medicine
residencies are still well below the numbers of a generation ago,"
said Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, executive vice president and CEO,
In 1985, 3,884 U.S. medical school graduates chose internal
medicine residency programs.
"ACP also remains concerned about the rising cost of medical
education and the resulting financial burden on medical students
and residents, particularly those who choose careers in general
internal medicine," Dr. Weinberger said. "Our nation needs to
continue to reform the payment system and help internal medicine
residents recognize their societal contribution to providing
primary care for complex patients."
Also of note in the 2012 National Resident Matching Program
report released today is the increase of U.S. medical graduates who
matched in Internal Medicine-Primary Care (186 in 2012, 166 in
2011). However, this was offset by 33 fewer U.S. graduates who
matched in Med-Peds (276 in 2012, 309 in 2011).
Listen to Dr.
Katrina Armstrong, Chief, Division of Internal Medicine at the
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, talk
about the Match Day experience
Read blog post by an ACP Medical Student Member about his Match Day
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