“The 2014 appointment year was the largest in the history of the SMS, and this report provides valuable information for Fellowship Match applicants and training program staff.” Mona M. Signer, NRMP Executive Director
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) has published Results and Data Specialties Matching Service, 2014 Appointment Year, a report summarizing all fellowship Matches in the NRMP's Specialties Matching Service (SMS). Data is provided for Matches conducted in 2013 and early 2014 for appointments beginning July 2014. The report features five-year trend data by specialty on numbers of programs, positions, and applicants as well as match rates.
More than 3,500 programs across 55 specialties offered more than 8,000 positions, and more than 87% of those positions filled. At the same time, more than 9,000 applicants participated in at least one Fellowship Match, and more than77% obtained a position. Seven new specialties joined the SMS this year, including Child Abuse, Geriatric Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Surgical Oncology.
NRMP Executive Director Mona M. Signer said, “The 2014 appointment year was the largest in the history of the SMS, and this report provides valuable information for Fellowship Match applicants and training program staff.”
The statistical tables and data graphs included in the report highlight six applicant groups, including graduates of U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and U.S. citizen and non-U.S. citizen graduates of international medical schools. The report also includes a state-by-state breakdown of participating programs, with the number of positions offered and filled for each.
NRMP’s Specialties Matching Service
The NRMP's Specialties Matching Service (SMS) conducts Matches for advanced residency and fellowship positions. The NRMP conducted its first fellowship Match in 1984 for Colon and Rectal Surgery, and currently provides services for 55 subspecialties within 27 separate Matches.
The NRMP Match
The Match uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency and fellowship program directors in order to fill training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals. Research on the NRMP algorithm was a basis for awarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors. In addition to the Main Residency Match, the NRMP conducts Matches for more than 55 subspecialties through the Specialties Matching Service. For more information, contact NRMP at 1-866-653-NRMP (6767) or visit http://www.nrmp.org. For interviews, please email cherbert(at)nrmp(dot)org.