Internal Medicine Residency Match Sees Record High, Reflecting Essential Role of Internists

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2022 -- The 2022 Main Residency Match revealed that internal medicine remains the largest training specialty, offering one-quarter (25.9 percent) of all PGY-1 positions in the Match. Internal medicine programs offered a record high 9,380 categorical positions, while offered primary care internal medicine positions declined to 429. Of the categorical positions, a record high 8,915 (95.0 percent) were filled, 5,093 (57.1 percent) by U.S. medical school seniors. Of the primary care internal medicine positions, 424 (98.8 percent) were filled, 281 (66.3 percent) by U.S. medical school seniors.

“The continual annual increases in the number of offered and matched internal medicine positions demonstrates national recognition for the value provided by internal medicine physicians in our health care system,” said Davoren Chick, MD, FACP, ACP Chief Learning Officer. “Internal medicine physicians specialize in diagnostic evaluations, acute problem management, preventive care, critical care, and long-term care for multiple complex conditions.

“Additionally, internal medicine physicians have remained on the front lines of infection control, diagnosis, and treatment battling COVID-19 in hospitals and ambulatory settings across the U.S.,” she added.

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