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NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program Largest in History

January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

Match 2021 is off to a great start! This year’s NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program (MSMP) was the largest in history with over 5,200 DO, MD and IMG applicants matching to Medicine subspecialty fellowships – that’s a 6.1% increase! The MSMP includes nearly all 14 Internal Medicine subspecialties for fellowship positions that will begin in July 2021, and includes over 600 DOs who matched.
Match 2021 is off to a great start! This year’s NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program (MSMP) was the largest in history with over 5,200 DO, MD and IMG applicants matching to Medicine subspecialty fellowships – that’s a 6.1% increase! The MSMP includes nearly all 14 Internal Medicine subspecialties for fellowship positions that will begin in July 2021, and includes over 600 DOs who matched. The number of DOs who choose to complete a fellowship in a subspecialty after completing their residency continues to rise. And this year’s MSMP was no exception—with DOs matching in 18 subspecialties and making up 12% of Internal Medicine subspecialty matches. This year, the number of DO graduates participating in the MSMP rose by 9.6% from appointment year 2020, and 101.6% from appointment year 2017, far more than any other applicant group. Greater than 10% of the matches in the following subspecialties were made up of osteopathic applicants.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care
  • Rheumatology
If you’re considering a fellowship after finishing your residency, here are some resources from the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association about what you should take into consideration before making your decision. Congratulations to all the residents who matched to fellowships so far this year!

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