The 6 specialties osteopathic physicians opted for on match day

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The American Osteopathic Association shared results from its 2019 AOA Match, which saw more than 500 osteopathic physicians placed into residency programs.

More than 19 percent of graduating osteopathic medical students joined 296 past DO graduates in this year's AOA Match. About 54 percent of participating graduates were matched with a residency program.

The six options they were matched with:

  • Family medicine: 304 physicians or 34 percent
  • Internal medicine: 197 physicians or 22 percent
  • Orthopedic surgery: 107 physicians or 12 percent
  • General surgery: 65 physicians or 7 percent
  • Emergency medicine: 54 physicians or 6 percent
  • Other: 159 physicians or 18 percent

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