Episode 40: Every year there are empty residency positions left over after Match Day. In this video podcast, learn the average USMLE scores for matched and unmatched NRMP applicants, as well as how competitive different residencies are.

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In the last 18 years, competition has been rising:

–1,100 new residency positions
–10,300 increase of applicants

Interestingly, 53% of applicant growth comes from non-US medical schools (Download the full NRMP report).

With rising competition, higher USMLE scores are expected over time. Here is a snapshot of current USMLE scored for matched and unmatched US and IMG residency applicants:

Another question I get a lot is about the relative competitiveness of different medical specialties.

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