2006 MATCH PERFORMANCE - NUMBER OF IMGS MATCHING INCREASES

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  1. 2006 MATCH PERFORMANCE - NUMBER OF IMGS MATCHING INCREASES
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    > For the fourth consecutive year, the number of first year (PGY-1)
    > residency positions offered through the Match increased. A total of
    > 21,659 first year positions were offered in the 2006 Match, held earlier
    > this month. This represents an increase of 205 positions compared to
    > last year and an increase of 1,057 positions since 2002.
    >
    > The number of IMGs who matched to first year positions increased by 152,
    > compared to 2005. Of the 8,877 IMGs who participated in the 2006 Match,
    > 4,382* (49.4%) matched. In the 2005 Match, 4,230 (55.3%) IMG
    > participants were matched to first year positions.
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    > There was an increase in the number of matches for both U.S. citizen
    > IMGs and IMGs who are citizens of other countries.
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    > Of the 6,442 IMG participants who were not U.S. citizens, 3,151 (48.9%)
    > obtained first year positions. The number of non-U.S. citizen IMGs who
    > obtained positions in 2006 increased by 64 compared to last year. This
    > is the fifth consecutive year that there has been an increase in the
    > number of non-U.S. citizen IMGs matching to first year positions.
    >
    > Of the 2,435 U.S. citizen IMG participants, 1,231 (50.6%) were matched
    > to first year positions, an increase of 88 over last year. This is the
    > third consecutive year that there has been an increase in the number of
    > U.S. citizen IMGs matching to first year positions.
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    > There were 51 Fifth Pathway participants in the 2006 Match. Of these 51
    > participants, 22 (43.1%) were matched to first year positions.
    >
    > *Note: The total number of IMGs who will fill PGY-1 positions for the
    > 2006-2007 academic year will be higher than this number, since a
    > significant number of IMGs obtain PGY-1 positions outside of the Match.
    >
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    > ABOUT THE MATCH
    >
    > The annual NRMP Match is the system by which applicants are matched with
    > available residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical
    > education (GME). Participants submit to the NRMP a list of residency
    > programs, in order of preference. Ranked lists of preferred residency
    > candidates are likewise submitted by U.S. GME programs with available
    > positions. The matching of applicants to available positions is
    > performed by computer algorithm. The Match results announced in March of
    > each year are typically for GME programs beginning the following July.
    >
    >
    > ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE MATCH AND MATCH RESULTS
    >
    > The preceding data are taken from the Advanced Data Tables for 2006 Main
    > Residency Match compiled by the NRMP. These tables provide detailed
    > information on the positions offered and filled by the 2006 Match and
    > prior Match years. To access these tables, or to obtain further
    > information on the NRMP, visit www.nrmp.org.
    >
    > The June issue of Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of
    > American Medical Colleges, usually offers an analysis of Match results
    > from the preceding March. For more information, visit your medical
    > school's library or www.academicmedicine.org.
    >
    > The September issue of JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical
    > Association traditionally provides an in-depth analysis of graduate
    > medical education in the United States. This analysis includes the
    > number of IMGs entering and continuing in U.S. GME programs and a
    > breakdown of IMG resident physicians by specialty and subspecialty.
    > Visit your medical school's library or http://jama.ama-assn.org.
    >

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