Primary care sees gains on 'match day'

April 23, 2010

Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 101 more U.S. medical school graduates than in 2009, while internal medicine saw smaller growth in its primary care programs, according to National Residency Match Program.

Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 101 more U.S. medical school graduates than in 2009, while internal medicine saw smaller growth in its primary care programs, according to results from this year's National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

The total number of students choosing family medicine-which includes U.S. medical school graduates and international medical graduates-was 2,404, putting this year's "fill rate" at 91.4 percent, a record for family medicine.

Moreover, family medicine residency programs offered an additional 75 positions this year.