Good news and advice about the Residency Match

Good news and advice about the Residency Match

According to the NRMP, The first Main Residency Match® ("the Match") was conducted in 1952 when 10,400 internship positions were available for 6,000 graduating U.S. medical school seniors. Since then the number of positions been increasing each year. In the year 2019, according to NRMP data based on that criterion, the overall position fill rate for the 2019 Match was 95.0 percent. After the 2019 match was processed, 1,768 of the 35,185 positions were unfilled and 1,652 of those positions were placed in the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

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Getting a residency in the USA

Getting a residency in the USA

What specialty you will apply and score you will need to match:

Getting a match in the USA is very competitive, you have to obtain an excellent score to secure the residency spot. Program directors use the score as a tool to select candidates to call for the interview. The minimum passing score for Step1 is 194. According to NRMP Overall, U.S. allopathic seniors who matched to their preferred specialty have mean USMLE Step 1 score of 232.8 (s.d. = 17.5).

Here is what you need to know for Step1 & Step 2 score. 

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