Feb. 14, 2013:
Family medicine was again the largest matched specialty among osteopathic medical students, according to the 2013 osteopathic match results released Feb. 11 by the National Matching Services. Family medicine matches rose 11% and internal medicine increased 9% over last year, continuing the osteopathic tradition of commitment to providing primary care. In a news release on the 2013 AOA match results, AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO, commented, “As the nation faces a looming shortage of primary care physicians, it is wonderful to see a growing number of new physicians helping to ensure patients will have access to primary care.”
2013 Match: Quick Facts
75% of the 2, 512 students and recent graduates who participated in the AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program matched successfully.
There are currently more than 20,000 osteopathic medical students across the country, compared to more than 15,000 students enrolled five years ago.
The AOA's 2012 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report indicates that about half of DOs practice in primary care areas like family medicine and internal medicine.
Learn more about this year's match by reading the news release or visiting the 2013 AOA Match Results page.