NRMP’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

The NRMP has published its newest video in a year-long campaign celebrating the 70-year history of the NRMP. The video describes NRMP’s collection of applicant demographic data and provides an analysis of applicant socio-economic status and Match results.

NEW! Research Brief: Applicant Demographics and the Transition to Residency: It’s Time to Leverage Data on Preferred Specialty and Match Outcomes to Inform the National Conversation about Diversity and Equity in Medical Education

This Research Brief outlines the NRMP’s demographic data collection effort and highlights select first-year findings from initial analyses of ten specialties. The Brief also provides takeaways, including how the first-year findings provide new insight into and perspective on the current state of diversity and equity in medical education.

The NRMP has published its third video in a year-long campaign celebrating the 70-year history of the NRMP. The video describes NRMP’s collection of demographic data and provides an in-depth discussion of gender and Match results.

As the NRMP celebrates 70 years, videos will be posted throughout the year to highlight initiatives and innovations in the Match along with interesting and fun facts on NRMP’s social media channels to reflect on how the NRMP is building on its past and investing in the future. Please check back often for the new videos and follow along on social media by using the hashtag #NRMP70 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Demographic Data Video about Match Results and Race

NRMP’s 70th Anniversary Kickoff Video

Learn why the NRMP began collecting demographic data and its importance to the medical education community along with a deeper discussion of race and Match results.

The NRMP kicked off the year-long anniversary by interviewing constituents at the Transition to Residency stakeholder conference about the long-standing history of the NRMP and the best reason to celebrate 70 years of the Match.

The First Match Results in 1952

In 1952, the National Interassociation Committee on Internships (precursor to the NRMP) held its first Match with 5,564 individuals matching. Seventy years later in the 2022 Main Residency Match, the NRMP matched 34,075 individuals to PGY-1 positions.

Did you know that the NRMP has been providing transparent and timely Match results and data for 70 years? View the comprehensive Match Data and Analytics webpage for data about the NRMP’s Main Residency Match and Specialties Matching Service.

We want to feature your throwback Match photos! If you have any historical or archived Match photos, videos, or other communication materials that you would like to share with the NRMP for our 70th anniversary celebration, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact with any photos you would like to share.