Family medicine remains the largest matched specialty among osteopathic medical students, with family medicine seeing an 11% increase (total of 472 positions) and internal medicine a 9% increase from last year.
National Matching Services, Inc., announced the results of the 2013 osteopathic match on Feb. 11.
Of the 2,512 individuals who participated in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program, 75% of students and recent graduates successfully matched for a total of 1,891 placements, the association announced.
According to the AOA’s 2012 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report, approximately half of DOs practice in the primary care specialties such as family medicine and internal medicine.
And, in the last five years, six osteopathic medical schools have opened to address the demand for primary care services and the number of students who want to study osteopathic medicine, bringing the total to 26 osteopathic medical schools offering instruction in 34 locations across the United States. Today, there are more than 20,000 osteopathic medical students across the country, up from more than 15,000 students enrolled five years ago, the association announced.
Full match results by state and institution are online.