May 10, 2016
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the number of available residency slots in the US far-exceeds the number of medical school graduates, and will continue to do so for years to come.
The analysis dispels previous rumors of a "residency cliff," and is an important finding for international medical school students, especially those from the US who seek to complete their residency training in the states.
While researchers note that the number of medical school graduates has begun to catch up with the number of available residency slots, that the gap is narrowing very slowly. In fact, in 2024, the number of available residency positions will exceed graduates by around 4,500.
This year, graduates earned competitive residencies throughout the US in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and radiology among other specialties. We are also proud of those AUC graduates who not only secure a residency, but become chief resident in their program-- an added responsibility reserved for physicians with strong leadership and clinical skills.
Dr. Heidi Chumley, Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer of AUC, discusses the new residency research in KevinMD and the valuable role of international medical school graduates in filling the U.S. physician shortage.
Read it here: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2016/05/u-s-medical-school-graduates-arent-enough-to-fill-the-physician-shortage.html.