Who's filling the residency slots?

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Quick View. Posted Oct. 23, 2006

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U.S., international and osteopathic graduates fill 99.6% of the 103,106 graduate medical residency positions.

Change 2000 to 2006
Total slots 6.5%
Total programs 5.2%
U.S. MDs 4.2%
Combined total IMGs/DOs 18.1%
Canadian -19.1%

U.S. graduates occupy 66.5% of those positions, and while their raw number is increasing, their percentage of the total has been decreasing slowly. The number of graduates from osteopathic and international medical schools filling slots is increasing at a faster rate and occupying a somewhat larger percentage of the total.

Source: Appendix 1, Sept. 6, Journal of the American Medical Association

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