Family Medicine Comes Out On Top In Osteopathic Match

Sheri Porter | American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) | February 26, 2014

More osteopathic physicians matched to family medicine than any other medical specialty in the recently completed American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program, which matches graduating osteopathic physicians with residency programs nationwide.

When the results were tabulated, family medicine filled 519 of 880 open positions in the 2014 osteopathic Match.

According to an AOA press release(, the 2014 family medicine fill number represented a 10 percent increase compared to the 472 family medicine positions filled in 2013.

Furthermore, primary care as a whole -- defined by the AOA as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/Gyn -- accounted for 53 percent of all matches for a total of 1,096 placements.