2021 Main Residency Match Results and Data Report Now Available
May 26, 2021
The 2021 Main Residency Match® Results and Data Report is now available. The report documents matches by specialty and applicant type, applicant preferred specialty, trends in specialty competitiveness, and positions per active applicant. The report also includes every program that participated in the Match, along with the numbers of positions offered and filled.
The 2021 Match included a record-high 48,700 registrants (an 8% increase over 2020) and 38,106 positions (a 2% increase). When the matching algorithm was processed, 36,179 positions were filled. There were 1,892 positions offered through the 2021 Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®), of which 1,773 were filled. Only 119 positions remained unfilled at the conclusion of SOAP, resulting in a 99.6 percent fill rate overall for all positions placed in the 2021 Match.