For the eleventh consecutive year, the PGY-1 residency positions offered through the NRMP® Main Residency Match® increased. A total of 26,392 PGY-1 positions were offered in the 2013 Match, an increase of 2,358 positions compared to last year and an increase of nearly 5,800 positions since 2002.

The number of IMGs who matched to PGY-1 positions increased by 1,425 compared to 2012. Of the 12,683 IMGs who participated in the 2013 Match, 6,311 (49.8%) matched. In the 2012 Match, 4,886 (43.9%) IMGs were matched to PGY-1 positions.

Of the 7,568 IMGs who were not U.S. citizens, 3,601 (47.6%) obtained PGY-1 positions; an increase for the second year in a row, this year by 826.

Of the 5,095 U.S. citizen IMGs, 2,706 (53.1%) were matched to PGY-1 positions, an increase of 604 from 2012. This is the tenth consecutive year that there has been an increase in the number of U.S. citizen IMGs matching to PGY-1 positions.

The total number of IMGs who will fill PGY-1 positions for the 2013-2014 academic year may be higher than the number obtaining positions through the 2013 Match. Although the majority of PGY-1 positions in the United States are filled through the Match, in past years a significant number of IMGs obtained positions outside of the Match. For example, while 4,626 IMGs obtained PGY-1 positions through the 2011 Match, 6,754 IMGs entered PGY-1 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

via ECFMG News