Main Residency Match Data and Reports
2023 Main Residency Match
NEW! 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
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.
Demographic Data Collection Efforts
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.
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)
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.
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.
Results of the 2022 NRMP Applicant Survey
This report presents the results of selected items from the 2022 Applicant Survey. Factors that applicants weigh in selecting programs at which to interview and to rank in the Main Residency Match are highlighted as well as their reliance on various ranking strategies and experiences with virtual recruitment.