The AAMC reports that this year’s Match set a record for participation. Here is the AAMC announcement:
NRMP: Medical students celebrate biggest Match Day on record
On Thursday, Match Day, nearly 30,000 applicants to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)–including more than 15,000 U.S. medical school seniors–learned where they will spend their years of residency training. The
2009 Match was the largest in history: 29,890 applicants participated. More than half the participants were U.S. medical school seniors (15,638), 400 more than in 2008. Participants vied for one of the 22,427 first-year residency positions available through the Match this year–the most ever offered by the NRMP; 95 percent of these positions were filled during the Match. Ninety-three percent of U.S. medical school seniors matched this year;
82 percent of these students matched to one of their top three choices.
Information: Go to http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/2009/090319.htm