Review of the 2018-19 Match Season
Match Week 2019 is over, and with time, the dust is settling. In this time, there is a lot to learn to better improve the residency application experience for the upcoming application cycle. First, some highlights from the Match 2018 Advanced NRMP Data.
General Match and Post-Match SOAP Data
44,603 NRMP Registered Applicants
5,601 Total Participating Programs
35,185 Total Positions (Increase of 2,018 positions from the 2018 Match)
1,768 Unfilled Positions in the Post-Match SOAP
1,652 Positions Offered through SOAP
5,080 Active Applicants
2,997 Matched PGY-1 (60%)
2,083 Unmatched PGY-1 (40%)
6,869 Active Applicants
4,028 Matched PGY-1 (58.6%)
2,841 Unmatched PGY-1 (41.4%)
All around, it was a very interesting year! IMG match rates are the highest they have been since 1993 (according to ECFMG). Soon, NRMP will release more data from the 2019 Match which we will analyze and share. For now, it’s time to turn our attention to the upcoming application cycle. As you know, incoming residency applicants feel more confident going into their application season when they can learn and receive insights from their fellow applicants’ experiences. In order to help provide and share this information among the residency candidate community, Match A Resident would like to ask you to participate in a short survey.
If you Matched during the 2018-19 Match Season, please click here.
If you were unmatched, don’t worry! We have additional resources and guidance for those who went unmatched by clicking here.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like any guidance or consultation, whether you want to diagnose your past Match Season or get prepared for your first application cycle.
Questions about the medical residency program application process? Feel free to call Match A Resident at (858) 221-8510 or
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