As you may have heard, Match Day 2017 was very encouraging for family medicine. According to the AAFP, 3,237 medical students and graduates matched into family medicine residency programs. That’s the most in family medicine’s history. There were also more positions open for these graduating students. Family medicine offered 3,378 positions, 118 more than last year. This is the eighth straight year that the family medicine match rates climbed year-over-year.
Colorado residencies saw a competitive group of interested students, and all programs in the state filled all available positions.
The CU School of Medicine had 12 matches in family medicine, with 6 joining programs in Colorado. Rocky Vista University saw 30 matches in family medicine, with 7 joining programs in Colorado.
We are encouraged by these positive numbers. The AAFP and CAFP are dedicated to furthering family medicine, and fostering the next generation of family medicine physicians. We are excited to welcome the new residents who will be joining our chapter, and congratulate all students on the Match!