DO Match Day 2018: 4 things to know

The American Osteopathic Association said Tuesday more than 1,600 DO medical school seniors and graduates matched into accredited residency programs in 25 specialties, according to a recent Medscape report.

On this year's DO "Match Day," roughly 55 percent of DO students were accepted into residency programs in family and internal medicine, according to the AOA.

Here are four things to know about DO Match Day 2018.

1. This year, the top five specialties by number of matches were:

  • Family medicine — 503 matches
  • Internal medicine — 426
  • Emergency medicine  — 158
  • General surgery — 118
  • Orthopedic surgery — 115

2. In total, 580 non-primary care residency specialties were filled this year. Another 700 positions not filled during the initial match process are expected to be filled soon, the AOA reports.

3. Roughly 65.7 percent of applicants were matched into accredited DO residency programs this year, which is slightly lower than past years, according to the report.

4. The number of DO medical school students has increased 85 percent during the past 10 years, totaling roughly 137,099 DO physicians nationwide in 2017. Enrollment in DO medical schools has increased 25 percent every five years, on average, according to the AOA.

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