Physician Education & Development

More U.S. Students Match to Family Medicine in Record Year

Specialty's New Class Increases for 11th Straight Year; More Growth Needed

March 20, 2020 05:56 pm — In the first entirely unified match for allopathic and osteopathic medical students, the total number of U.S. students and graduates matching into the specialty increased by 103 while the overall family medicine match increased by nearly 500.

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