Main Residency Match Data and Reports

2023 Main Residency Match

NEW! Applicant Placement Rate in the Main Residency Match® and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® This whitepaper reports for the first time both Match and overall placement rate data for all applicants compared to those who submitted certified rank order lists of programs in the Match.

Results and Data: 2023 Main Residency Match This report contains statistical tables and graphs for the Main Residency Match® and lists by state and sponsoring institution every participating program, the number of positions offered, and the number filled. SOAP® data also are presented.


Advance Data Tables
Match By the Numbers
Press Release

2023 Match Results by State, Specialty, and Applicant Type
This report includes the numbers of positions offered and filled by state, specialty, and applicant type for the 2023 Main Residency Match.

Program Results 2019-2023
This report includes the numbers of positions offered and filled for all programs participating in the Main Residency Match for the five-year period between 2019 and 2023.

Average Length of Rank Order List by Match Status: 2004-2023 Main Residency Match 
This report presents the average length of the rank order lists (ROL) for filled and unfilled programs and matched and unmatched applicants across all applicant groups, including IMGs. The report also reflects on patterns in average ROL length and match outcomes with the pivot to virtual interviewing beginning in fall 2020.

Research Reports

Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2022: These biennial reports highlight the characteristics of students and graduates that contribute to a program’s overall assessment of an applicant. Ten to twelve measures are examined in the reports, including the number of contiguous ranks in preferred specialty, the number of distinct specialties ranked, USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores (for U.S. MD seniors and IMGs), COMLEX-USA® Level 1 and Level 2-CE scores (for U.S. DO seniors), and the numbers of research experiences, publications, and work and volunteer experiences.

Charting Outcomes in the Match: Senior Students of U.S. MD Medical Schools 
Characteristics of U.S. MD Seniors Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2022 Main Residency Match (3rd edition)

Charting Outcomes in the Match: Senior Students of U.S. DO Medical Schools
Characteristics of U.S. DO Seniors Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2022 Main Residency Match (3rd edition) 

Charting Outcomes in the Match: International Medical Graduates 
Characteristics of International Medical Graduates Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2022 Main Residency Match (4th edition)  

Charting Outcomes™: Interactive Data Tools: Charting Outcomes™: Characteristics of Applicants who Match to Their Preferred Specialty has been built using data visualization software and draws from the same data sources as the NRMP’s publication Charting Outcomes in the Match. This resource uses data from past Matches and is not designed to predict success or failure in the Match.

Survey Reports

NEW! Charting Outcomes™: Applicant Survey Results, 2023 Main Residency Match®
This report presents the results of selected items from the 2023 Applicant Survey and characterizes the factors that applicants consider in (1) selecting programs to which to apply, and (2) ranking programs at which they have interviewed for the Main Residency Match. 

Results of the 2022 NRMP Program Director Survey (rev)
This report presents the results of selected items from the 2022 Program Director Survey. Interview and exam data by applicant type are highlighted as well as reflections on virtual recruitment and utilization of holistic review during the Main Residency Match.

Research Briefs

Research Brief: Content Evaluation of the National Resident Matching Program Applicant Survey: Reflections on Process and Lessons Learned This Research Brief outlines the findings from a NRMP initiative to engage in a comprehensive assessment of its surveys, identifying which pieces of the surveys are most critical and valuable to constituents versus those that might convey limited information or be redundant. The goals of these efforts were to maximize the information obtained from the surveys, and potentially inform changes to the surveys in the future, while also being considerate of respondent burden.

Research Brief: Virtual Experience and Holistic Review in the Transition to Residency: An Examination of the 2021 and 2022 Main Residency Matches
This Research Brief presents general findings on questions added to the 2021 and 2022 Applicant and Program Director Surveys targeting the virtual experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Brief also examines program responses to holistic review questions added to the Program Director Survey in 2022.

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.