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The NRMP has published its second video in a year-long campaign celebrating the 70-year history of the NRMP. The video describes why the NRMP began collecting demographic data, why it is important to the medical education community, and dives into a deeper discussion of race 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.

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.

NRMP’s Long-Standing History in Graduate Medical Education

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 media@nrmp.org with any photos you would like to share.