Record High Internal Medicine Residency Match Reflects Vital Role of Internal Medicine Physicians 

PHILADELPHIA, March 17, 2023 -- The 2023 Main Residency Match revealed that internal medicine remains the largest training specialty, offering more than one-quarter (26 percent) of all PGY-1 positions in the Match. Internal medicine programs offered a record high 9,725 categorical positions, with offered primary care internal medicine positions climbing to 453. Of the categorical positions, a record high 9,345 (96.1 percent) were filled, with a record high 5,276 (56.5 percent) matched by U.S. medical school seniors. Of the primary care internal medicine positions, 445 (98.2 percent) were filled, 291 (65.4 percent) by U.S. medical school seniors.

“The continual growth in the number of matched internal medicine positions and in the number matched by U.S. medical school seniors reflects national recognition for the vital contributions of internal medicine physicians in our health care system,” said Davoren Chick, MD, FACP, ACP Chief Learning Officer. “Internal medicine physicians are experts in clinical complexity. We specialize in diagnostic evaluations, acute problem management, preventive care, critical care, and long-term care for complex conditions.

“Additionally, internal medicine physicians optimize patient care, advance knowledge through research, and serve as leaders in hospitals and ambulatory settings across the U.S.,” she added.


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