Statistics About The Least Competitive Residencies

The least competitive residencies are typically those in specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry, with high acceptance rates and lower average Step 1 scores.

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"Family Medicine residencies have the highest fill rate with a 92.5% in 2019."

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"The Psychiatry specialty made the least competitive list with a 98.8% fill rate in 2019."

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"Pathology residencies had a fill rate in 2019 of 91.7%, being considered as among the least competitive."

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"In 2018, the Neurology specialty had a fill-rate of 99.8 percent."

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"Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ranked 6th in the least competitive residencies list with a 99% fill rate in 2019."

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"Pediatrics had a fill rate of 99.9% in 2019."

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"In 2020, Neurological Surgery had the lowest rate of filled positions by U.S. MD graduates at 93.9%."

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"In 2020, the number of offered positions in Family Medicine increased by 557, making it less competitive."

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"Internal Medicine - Pediatrics had a fill rate of 99.1% in 2019."

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"94.9% of Psychiatry positions were filled by MD graduates making it less competitive in 2020."

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"Pediatrics - Primary had 99.2% fill rate in 2018."

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"In 2021, there were 34 unfilled Psychiatry PGY-1 residency positions across the U.S, making it less competitive for applicants."

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"In the 2020 NRMP Match, 97% of Family Medicine positions filled, and 3,154 medical students and graduates matched into the specialty's programs."

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"In 2019, General Surgery was among the least competitive specialties, with a fill rate of 94.7%."

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"Dermatology, with a fill rate of 99.8% was one of the most competitive specialties in 2020."

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"Psychiatry had 218 unmatched positions, defining it as one of the least competitive residencies in 2019."

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"The Physical Medicine Rehabilitation specialty filled 99.6 percent of their 399 positions offered in 2020."

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