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Philadelphia, March 20, 2015 -- The number of U.S. senior
medical students choosing internal medicine residencies increased
by about 5 percent in 2015. During this time, the number of new
internal medicine positions increased by about 4 percent. According
to the 2015 National Resident Matching Program, 3,317 U.S. medical
school seniors matched for residency training in internal
"The American College of Physicians is pleased to see that the
number of internal medicine positions offered in 2015 increased to
6,770, or about one in four of the available residencies," said
Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP, ACP's senior vice president for medical
education. "ACP remains concerned, however, that the financial
burden on medical students from the cost of medical education,
along with problematic payment models and administrative hassles
for physicians, are barriers to general internal medicine and
primary care careers, which are the heart of a high performing,
accessible, and high quality health care system."
Internal medicine enrollment numbers have increased every year
since 2010: 2,772 in 2010, 2,940 in 2011, 2,941 in 2012, 3,135 in
2013, 3,167 in 2014, and 3,317 in 2015. The percentage of U.S.
seniors matched to postgraduate year one (PGY-1) positions has
increased from 18.9 percent in 2011 to 19.8 percent in 2015. The
percentage of internal medicine positions filled by U.S. seniors
has remained steady at approximately 49 percent over the last four
The 2015 match for internal medicine is still below the 3,884
U.S. medical school graduates that chose internal medicine
residency programs in 1985. The great majority of current internal
medicine residents will ultimately enter a subspecialty of internal
medicine, such as cardiology or gastroenterology. Only about 22
percent of internal medicine residents eventually choose to
specialize in general internal medicine, compared with 54 percent
in 1998, according to ACP.
The 2015 match also showed an increase of U.S. medical graduates
who matched in Internal Medicine-Primary Care (156 in 2010, 166 in
2011, 186 in 2012, 200 in 2013, 202 in 2014, and 206 in 2015, ) and
in Medicine-Pediatrics (299 in 2010, 309 in 2011, 276 in 2012, 312
in 2013, 284 in 2014, and 319 in 2015).
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