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More Medical School Seniors Choose Internal Medicine Residencies

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For the fourth year in a row, the number of medical school seniors matched with internal medicine residencies in the United States has increased.

According to the 2013 National Resident Matching Program, 3,135 students were matched for internal medicine residencies this year, up 6.6 percent from the 2,941 students who chose internal medicine in 2012.

While the numbers are promising in terms of relieving the primary care physician shortage, only about 25 percent of internal medicine residents go on to practice general internal medicine, according to the American College of Physicians.

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