2005 match results point to greater diversity

Author: Carrie Morantz
Date: Oct 15, 2005

As more international medical graduates enter primary care, they may offer a solution to some of the health care issues encountered by an increasing population of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. A review of the 2005 national Resident Matching Program results, which was published in the September issue of Family Medicine, shows increasing diversity. The analysis, "Results of the 2005 national Resident Matching Program: Family Medicine," said that of international medical graduates who matched in primary care specialties, 838 chose family medicine, 1,985 chose internal medicine, and 377 opted for pediatrics. Family medicine ranked seventh in the percentage of international graduates among the 24 major specialties of medicine. Among the 15 subspecialties of internal medicine, family medicine ranked 13th.

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