Can Osteopathic Medical Students Match Into Allopathic Residencies?


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You attend an osteopathic medical school and are considering applying for the allopathic residency match in September. According to the National Residency Match Program, 2,339 D.O. applicants matched last year (March 2015). Which specialties matched the most osteopathic medical graduates? Read on for the top five specialties for D.O. applicants.

Top Five Specialties

(Osteopathic graduates matched to PGY-1 positions by specialty, 2015)

  1. Internal medicine (categorical), 511 applicants matched
  2. Family medicine, 446 applicants matched
  3. Pediatrics (categorical), 303 applicants matched
  4. Emergency medicine, 203 applicants matched
  5. Psychiatry (categorical), 183 applicants matched

Source:, p. 31


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