Osteopathic resident numbers rising

March 10, 2011

Of the 2,212 individuals who participated in the American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program, 74% of students and recent graduates successfully matched for a total of 1,640 placements.

Of the 2,212 individuals who participated in the American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program, 74% of students and recent graduates successfully matched, for a total of 1,640 placements, according to the National Matching Services Inc. results of the 2011 osteopathic match.

Last year, there were 1,473 successful matches. The primary care specialty of family practice saw a 15% increase, whereas internal medicine saw a 28% increase. Family practice was the largest matched specialty, with 373 positions filled.

Upon earning degrees as doctors of osteopathic medicine, graduates will begin their training programs on July 1.