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Medical Education  |   November 2004
Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education
Author Notes
  • From the American Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training, where Ms Obradovic is director, Mr Beaudry is manager of trainee services, and Ms Winslow-Falbo is data manager. 
  • Address correspondence to Joyce L. Obradovic, Division of Postdoctoral Training, American Osteopathic Association, 142 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2864. E-mail: jobradovic@osteopathic.org. 
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Medical Education / Graduate Medical Education
Medical Education   |   November 2004
Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 2004, Vol. 104, 468-478. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2004.104.11.468
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 2004, Vol. 104, 468-478. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2004.104.11.468
For several years, osteopathic medical students have requested that the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) develop an electronic residency application service. At the July 2003 meeting of the Executive Committee of the Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT), the Committee reviewed presentations by two different application services. The first presentation was given by the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS), and the second was given by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). After careful review and discussion, the Committee decided that ERAS® was the best possible application service for the osteopathic medical students. 
Electronic Residency Application Service
At the November 2003 meeting of the ECCOPT, ERAS® submitted a proposal that the Committee reviewed in detail. Recommendation was made and approved by the Council on Postdoctoral Training and forwarded to the Bureau of Professional Education for its approval as well. 
The AOA Board of Trustees granted final approval at its meeting in February 2004. 
In May 2004, the AOA and the AAMC entered into an agreement for the purpose of advancing the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine. ERAS® will open to the osteopathic medical community to help facilitate applications and applicants' supporting documents for internship and residency positions in osteopathic graduate medical education (OGME) training programs. 
What Is ERAS®?
ERAS® is a service that transmits internship applications, letters of recommendation, deans letters/Medical Student Performance Evaluations, medical school transcripts, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX–USA) transcripts, and other supporting credentials from the student and the designated dean's office to internship program directors using the Internet. 
ERAS® is made up of MyERAS® (the Web site where students create their internship application), the Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), the Program Directors Workstation (PDWS), and the ERAS® PostOffice (ERASPO).1 
How Do Institutions Prepare for ERAS®?
Some advance planning will facilitate the smooth introduction of ERAS® at the college or hospital level. Now is the time to plan for the resources necessary to implement ERAS®, eg, new computers, Internet access, etc. The AAMC has provided a timeline (Table 1) to help identify what needs to be done at each stage. 
Table 1
Timeline for Preparing for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)
Date Schools Applicants Programs
2004
Summer ▪ Start budgeting for resources needed to implement ERAS® (computers, staff training, ERAS® fee).
November ▪ Receive advance information of the ERAS process.
2005
February ▪ All programs access ERAS® Account Maintenance to register for the upcoming ERAS® season.
March ▪ Access ERAS® Account Maintenance to provide updated contact information.
May ▪ Start preparing materials for applications, such as crafting their personal statements, requesting letters of recommendation, and researching programs.
June ▪ Receive the ERAS® Dean's Workstation Software (DWS) and start to generate and issue tokens.▪ Receive tokens and ERAS® information from schools.
July ▪ Osteopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® Program Director's Workstation (PDWS).
July 1 ▪ Can start to scan documents for applicants that have registered.▪ Can register on MyERAS and begin to work on their ERAS® application.
July 15 ▪ Will receive information on programs applied to by applicants. Supporting documents will betransmitted to programs.▪ May apply to osteopathic residency programs.▪ Osteopathic residency programs start to download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
August ▪ Allopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® PDWS.
September 1 ▪ May apply to allopathic residency programs.▪ Allopathic residency programs may download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
November 1 ▪ Deans' Letters/MSPEs* will be released to allopathic residency programs. Deans' letters/MSPEs destined for osteopathic residency programs will not be held until November 1, but will be released as they arrive at the ERAS® PostOffice.
2006
February ▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.
March ▪ NRMP† Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP match results and Scramble.
May 31
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
 *MSPE indicates Medical Student Performance Evaluations.
 NRMP indicates National Resident Mayching Program.
Table 1
Timeline for Preparing for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)
Date Schools Applicants Programs
2004
Summer ▪ Start budgeting for resources needed to implement ERAS® (computers, staff training, ERAS® fee).
November ▪ Receive advance information of the ERAS process.
2005
February ▪ All programs access ERAS® Account Maintenance to register for the upcoming ERAS® season.
March ▪ Access ERAS® Account Maintenance to provide updated contact information.
May ▪ Start preparing materials for applications, such as crafting their personal statements, requesting letters of recommendation, and researching programs.
June ▪ Receive the ERAS® Dean's Workstation Software (DWS) and start to generate and issue tokens.▪ Receive tokens and ERAS® information from schools.
July ▪ Osteopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® Program Director's Workstation (PDWS).
July 1 ▪ Can start to scan documents for applicants that have registered.▪ Can register on MyERAS and begin to work on their ERAS® application.
July 15 ▪ Will receive information on programs applied to by applicants. Supporting documents will betransmitted to programs.▪ May apply to osteopathic residency programs.▪ Osteopathic residency programs start to download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
August ▪ Allopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® PDWS.
September 1 ▪ May apply to allopathic residency programs.▪ Allopathic residency programs may download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
November 1 ▪ Deans' Letters/MSPEs* will be released to allopathic residency programs. Deans' letters/MSPEs destined for osteopathic residency programs will not be held until November 1, but will be released as they arrive at the ERAS® PostOffice.
2006
February ▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.
March ▪ NRMP† Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP match results and Scramble.
May 31
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
 *MSPE indicates Medical Student Performance Evaluations.
 NRMP indicates National Resident Mayching Program.
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What Kind of Equipment is Necessary?
At least one fairly new Windows based computer, connected to the Internet, is needed for each user to access and run ERAS®. Minimum and suggested specification for personal computers (PCs) are available on the ERAS® Web site at www.aamc.org/eras. The Web site will also provide a link for program staff, and access to the technical support area. 
How Is ERAS® Software Installed?
The best way to install ERAS® is on a network, with multiple staff viewing the same data. Not only does this method allow for easy sharing of information, but it also allows staff to take advantage of nightly network backups. If an institution is not able to install ERAS® on a network, it should consider how it will back up the application data and documents and should consider purchasing a Zip or Jazz drive. Or, if purchasing a new PC, these students should consider including one with the ability to burn CDs. These are good options for individual users. 
Is an Internet Connection Needed?
An Internet connection is required to access the ERAS® PostOffice. Most internship programs have access to the Internet through their institution's connection. Institutions that double-click on a browser on their PCs and see a web page do not need to worry. However, if an institution does not have such a connection available, then the OGME program will need to consider how it will access the Internet to download application files. 
What Kind of Training Is Necessary?
Although the ERAS® software is very easy to use and is accompanied by detailed manuals on the entire ERAS® process, many OGME programs like to plan for training of key staff. Special training sessions for osteopathic internship programs will be held in conjunction with the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) meeting, May 11–15, 2005, at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel in Tucson, Ariz, and will be free of charge to registered participants. Please check the AODME Web site for conference details and fees at http://www.aodme.org/. Regular ERAS® training will be held in cities around the United States in July and August. The costs are $150 for a half-day session, and attendance normally involves additional costs for travel and overnight accommodations for attendees. 
What Kind of Fees Are Involved?
Each training program will be charged a $250 ERAS® fee. This fee covers the listing of the program in the MyERAS® web site for applicants, the provision of the ERAS® Program Directors Workstation Software (PDWS), and the delivery of application materials via the ERASPO. It also includes year-round support from the friendly and competent ERAS® Helpdesk on all aspects of using ERAS®. 
ERAS® Summary
Sometime in November 2004, each program will receive advance information on how ERAS® works, giving answers to the most frequently asked questions about the use of ERAS®. In January 2005, registration for the upcoming ERAS® season begins. Internship programs can update the listing that will be displayed for applicants in the MyERAS Web site. They can also indicate what type of training is to be offered: traditional, special emphasis, or combined. During registration, internship programs also provide contact information for ERAS® administrative use, such as addresses for mailing manuals and software instructions, numbers for faxing advisories, etc. 
In May 2005, the AODME will meet with the Association for Hospital Medical Education in Tucson, Ariz. In conjunction with this meeting, ERAS® will offer PDWS training. This comprehensive half-day course will give the internship program staff all the skills necessary to successfully introduce ERAS® to their program. During the months of July and August, ERAS® Training will be offered in various US cities. Each year, this training is arranged based on anticipated demand. In 2005, training sessions are planned for Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, and New York. 
On July 1, 2005, MyERAS, the applicant Web site, opens for osteopathic medical students to register and start work on their application. On July 15, 2005, The ERASPO opens for the osteopathic internship application season. Applicants may transmit their applications to internship programs; schools and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners may transmit supporting documents; and osteopathic internship programs may begin downloading application materials (Ms Moira Edwards, assistant vice president for Residency and Fellowship Application Services). 
Data on the 2003–2004 Academic Training Year
In 2003, there were 2628 current graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs). Table 2 reflects a 1% increase from 2602 COM graduates in 2002. Similarly, the number of approved internship positions increased from 2473 positions in 2002 to 2659 in 2003, nearly an 8% increase. 
Table 2
Approved, Budgeted, and Filled Intern Positions and Number of College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Graduates Available to Fill Intern Positions 1993-2003
Year

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
□ Approved Positions, No.19942311249724212443243723462319239924732659
□ Budgeted Positions, No.18661676195118781922187817961814187619892130
□ COM Graduates, No.16581771185019062014227924052440254426022628
□ Graduates Taking Osteopathic Internships, No.12251385142114101546157115021450*1449*1470*1440*
□ COM Graduates in Osteopathic Internships, %7478777477696259575655
□ Budgeted Osteopathic Intern Positions That Were Filled, %6683737580898580777468
 Number of postmatch participants: 145, 179, 158, and 167 respectively for the years 2000 2003Source: 1993-2003 JAOA and statistics compiled by the Division of Postdoctoral Training.NOTE: 1993 through 1999 data include military match participants and does not include postmatch participants. Beginning with graduates in the Year 2000, the military match participant data have been excluded and postmatch data through June 30, 2004 have been included.
 *For the academic years 2000-2003, statistic includes postmatch participants and does not include military match participants.
Table 2
Approved, Budgeted, and Filled Intern Positions and Number of College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Graduates Available to Fill Intern Positions 1993-2003
Year

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
□ Approved Positions, No.19942311249724212443243723462319239924732659
□ Budgeted Positions, No.18661676195118781922187817961814187619892130
□ COM Graduates, No.16581771185019062014227924052440254426022628
□ Graduates Taking Osteopathic Internships, No.12251385142114101546157115021450*1449*1470*1440*
□ COM Graduates in Osteopathic Internships, %7478777477696259575655
□ Budgeted Osteopathic Intern Positions That Were Filled, %6683737580898580777468
 Number of postmatch participants: 145, 179, 158, and 167 respectively for the years 2000 2003Source: 1993-2003 JAOA and statistics compiled by the Division of Postdoctoral Training.NOTE: 1993 through 1999 data include military match participants and does not include postmatch participants. Beginning with graduates in the Year 2000, the military match participant data have been excluded and postmatch data through June 30, 2004 have been included.
 *For the academic years 2000-2003, statistic includes postmatch participants and does not include military match participants.
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The AOA Match provides osteopathic medical students with a means to secure osteopathic internship positions before graduation. Table 3 reflects the variation in student participation in the AOA Intern Registration Program (the Match) by COMs. Forty-eight percent of the 2670 COM graduates (represents the class of 2003 plus 42 from previous years) matched in the 2003 AOA Intern Registration Program. More than 75% of the graduates from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–School of Osteopathic Medicine matched in the AOA Match. Participation in the Match program is generally lower in those COMs residing in states with fewer osteopathic graduate medical training opportunities. Of those students who matched, approximately 89% of the participants matched to their first choice (Table 4). 
Table 3
Intern Match 2003-2004 Summary by College
2003-2004 2002-2003
College*
No. of Grads
Matched, No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
No. of Grads
Matched No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM17183 (49)88 (51)15067 (45)83 (55)
DMU-COM20376 (37)127 (63)19077 (41)113 (59)
KCUMB-COM20981 (39)128 (61)22893 (41)135 (59)
LECOM136102 (75)34 (25)13296 (73)36 (27)
MSUCOM138121 (88)17 (12)121108 (89)13 (11)
MWU/AzCOM12334 (28)89 (72)12433 (27)91 (73)
MWU/CCOM15151 (34)100 (66)16856 (33)112 (67)
NSUCOM182107 (59)75 (41)15698 (63)58 (37)
NYCOM265111 (42)154 (58)243113 (47)130 (53)
OSU-COM8353 (64)30 (36)8648 (56)38 (44)
OU-COM10963 (58)46 (42)9761 (63)36 (37)
PCOM233174 (75)59 (25)249188 (76)61 (24)
PCSOM5528 (51)27 (49)6627 (41)39 (59)
TUCOM8527 (32)58 (68)6923 (33)46 (67)
UMDNJ-SOM7254 (75)18 (25)8158 (72)23 (28)
UNECOM10939 (36)70 (64)11352 (46)61 (54)
UNTHSC/TCOM11125 (23)86 (77)11038 (35)72 (65)
Western U/COMP16145 (28)116 (72)19047 (25)143 (75)
WVSOM 74
47 (64)
27 (36)
66
43 (65)
23 (35)
Total 2670 1321 (49) 1349 (51) 2639 § 1326 (50) 1313 (50)
 Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages are rounded.
 Total of 2670 represents class of 2003, including 42 previous years' graduates, and does not include military match participants.
 §Total of 2639 represents class of 2002, plus 37 graduates from previous year, and does not include military match participants.
Table 3
Intern Match 2003-2004 Summary by College
2003-2004 2002-2003
College*
No. of Grads
Matched, No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
No. of Grads
Matched No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM17183 (49)88 (51)15067 (45)83 (55)
DMU-COM20376 (37)127 (63)19077 (41)113 (59)
KCUMB-COM20981 (39)128 (61)22893 (41)135 (59)
LECOM136102 (75)34 (25)13296 (73)36 (27)
MSUCOM138121 (88)17 (12)121108 (89)13 (11)
MWU/AzCOM12334 (28)89 (72)12433 (27)91 (73)
MWU/CCOM15151 (34)100 (66)16856 (33)112 (67)
NSUCOM182107 (59)75 (41)15698 (63)58 (37)
NYCOM265111 (42)154 (58)243113 (47)130 (53)
OSU-COM8353 (64)30 (36)8648 (56)38 (44)
OU-COM10963 (58)46 (42)9761 (63)36 (37)
PCOM233174 (75)59 (25)249188 (76)61 (24)
PCSOM5528 (51)27 (49)6627 (41)39 (59)
TUCOM8527 (32)58 (68)6923 (33)46 (67)
UMDNJ-SOM7254 (75)18 (25)8158 (72)23 (28)
UNECOM10939 (36)70 (64)11352 (46)61 (54)
UNTHSC/TCOM11125 (23)86 (77)11038 (35)72 (65)
Western U/COMP16145 (28)116 (72)19047 (25)143 (75)
WVSOM 74
47 (64)
27 (36)
66
43 (65)
23 (35)
Total 2670 1321 (49) 1349 (51) 2639 § 1326 (50) 1313 (50)
 Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages are rounded.
 Total of 2670 represents class of 2003, including 42 previous years' graduates, and does not include military match participants.
 §Total of 2639 represents class of 2002, plus 37 graduates from previous year, and does not include military match participants.
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Table 4
American Osteopathic Association Intern Registration Program Intern Match Statistics: 2003-2004 Applicants That Matched to First Choice (as of February 12, 2003)
College * No. of Grads Total No. Matched Matched With First Choice, No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM1698374 (89)
DMU-COM2007665 (86)
KCUMB-COM2058172 (89)
LECOM13410287 (85)
MSUCOM134121115 (95)
MWU/AZCOM1203433 (97)
MWU/CCOM1515142 (82)
NSUCOM17810798 (92)
NYCOM254111102 (92)
OSU-COM835347 (89)
OU-COM1086352 (83)
PCOM233174142 (82)
PCSOM542826 (93)
TUCOM842726 (96)
UMDNJ-SOM715445 (83)
UNECOM1083937 (95)
UNTHSC/TCOM1112524 (96)
Western U/COMP1584542 (93)
WVSOM 73
47
44 (94)
Total 2628 1321 1173 (89)
 Source: Data from the 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 4
American Osteopathic Association Intern Registration Program Intern Match Statistics: 2003-2004 Applicants That Matched to First Choice (as of February 12, 2003)
College * No. of Grads Total No. Matched Matched With First Choice, No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM1698374 (89)
DMU-COM2007665 (86)
KCUMB-COM2058172 (89)
LECOM13410287 (85)
MSUCOM134121115 (95)
MWU/AZCOM1203433 (97)
MWU/CCOM1515142 (82)
NSUCOM17810798 (92)
NYCOM254111102 (92)
OSU-COM835347 (89)
OU-COM1086352 (83)
PCOM233174142 (82)
PCSOM542826 (93)
TUCOM842726 (96)
UMDNJ-SOM715445 (83)
UNECOM1083937 (95)
UNTHSC/TCOM1112524 (96)
Western U/COMP1584542 (93)
WVSOM 73
47
44 (94)
Total 2628 1321 1173 (89)
 Source: Data from the 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
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A total of 63% of the 2003 COM graduates who matched chose a traditional rotating internship, as shown in Table 5,6. Approximately 27% of the matched graduates chose family practice, internal medicine, or emergency medicine. 
Table 5
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
No. Matched
Traditional
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
OB/GYN
Psychiatry
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM8050 (62.5)3 (3.8)8 (10.0)7 (8.8)4 (5.0)0 (0.0)
DMU-COM6941 (59.4)10 (14.5)7 (10.1)5 (7.2)5 (7.2)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM7750 (64.9)5 (6.5)9 (11.7)10 (13.0)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)
LECOM9872 (73.5)2 (2.0)9 (9.2)7 (7.1)4 (4.1)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM11750 (42.7)7 (6.0)17 (14.5)20 (17.1)9 (7.7)3 (2.6)
MWU/AzCOM3320 (60.6)4 (12.1)4 (12.1)0 (0.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM4936 (73.5)7 (14.3)4 (8.2)0 (0.0)2 (4.1)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM10159 (58.4)3 (3.0)22 (21.8)13 (12.9)0 (0.0)1 (1.0)
NYCOM11079 (71.8)7 (6.4)11 (10.0)3 (2.7)3 (2.7)0 (0.0)
OSU-COM5126 (51.0)2 (3.9)10 (19.6)5 (9.8)1 (2.0)0 (0.0
OU-COM5526 (47.3)4 (7.3)8 (14.5)11 (20.0)3 (5.5)0 (0.0)
PCOM166112 (67.5)3 (1.8)23 (13.9)10 (6.0)5 (3.0)2 (1.2)
PCSOM2721 (77.8)0 (0.0)2 (7.4)4 (14.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM2618 (69.2)0 (0.0)4 (15.4)1 (3.8)2 (7.7)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM5331 (58.5)2 (3.8)9 (17.0)9 (17.0)1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
UNECOM3729 (78.4)0 (0.0)2 (5.4)3 (8.1)1 (2.7)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM2510 (40.0)0 (0.0)8 (32.0)7 (28.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP4234 (81.0)3 (7.1)4 (9.5)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)0 (0.0)
WVSOM 47
34 (72.3)
1 (2.1)
6 (12.8)
3 (6.4)
1 (2.1)
0 (0.0)
Total 1263 798 (63.0) 63 (5.0) 167 (13.0) 118 (9.0) 45 (4.0) 7 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating,Special Emphasis and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 5
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
No. Matched
Traditional
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
OB/GYN
Psychiatry
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM8050 (62.5)3 (3.8)8 (10.0)7 (8.8)4 (5.0)0 (0.0)
DMU-COM6941 (59.4)10 (14.5)7 (10.1)5 (7.2)5 (7.2)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM7750 (64.9)5 (6.5)9 (11.7)10 (13.0)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)
LECOM9872 (73.5)2 (2.0)9 (9.2)7 (7.1)4 (4.1)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM11750 (42.7)7 (6.0)17 (14.5)20 (17.1)9 (7.7)3 (2.6)
MWU/AzCOM3320 (60.6)4 (12.1)4 (12.1)0 (0.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM4936 (73.5)7 (14.3)4 (8.2)0 (0.0)2 (4.1)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM10159 (58.4)3 (3.0)22 (21.8)13 (12.9)0 (0.0)1 (1.0)
NYCOM11079 (71.8)7 (6.4)11 (10.0)3 (2.7)3 (2.7)0 (0.0)
OSU-COM5126 (51.0)2 (3.9)10 (19.6)5 (9.8)1 (2.0)0 (0.0
OU-COM5526 (47.3)4 (7.3)8 (14.5)11 (20.0)3 (5.5)0 (0.0)
PCOM166112 (67.5)3 (1.8)23 (13.9)10 (6.0)5 (3.0)2 (1.2)
PCSOM2721 (77.8)0 (0.0)2 (7.4)4 (14.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM2618 (69.2)0 (0.0)4 (15.4)1 (3.8)2 (7.7)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM5331 (58.5)2 (3.8)9 (17.0)9 (17.0)1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
UNECOM3729 (78.4)0 (0.0)2 (5.4)3 (8.1)1 (2.7)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM2510 (40.0)0 (0.0)8 (32.0)7 (28.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP4234 (81.0)3 (7.1)4 (9.5)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)0 (0.0)
WVSOM 47
34 (72.3)
1 (2.1)
6 (12.8)
3 (6.4)
1 (2.1)
0 (0.0)
Total 1263 798 (63.0) 63 (5.0) 167 (13.0) 118 (9.0) 45 (4.0) 7 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating,Special Emphasis and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
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Table 5, Continued
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
[No. Matched]
Pediatrics
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Diagnostic Radiology
Urological Surgery
Surgery
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM[80]1 (1.3)2 (2.5)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)
DMU-COM[69]1 (1.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM[77]2 (2.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
LECOM[98]2 (2.0)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM[117]3 (2.6)1 (0.9)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)2 (1.7)0 (0.0)4 (3.4)
MWU/AzCOM[33]1 (3.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM[49]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM[101]1 (1.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (2.0)
NYCOM[110]5 (4.5)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)
OSU-COM[51]3 (5.9)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)
OU-COM[55]2 (3.6)1 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCOM[166]8 (4.8)3 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCSOM[27]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM[26]0 (0.0)1 (3.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM[53]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNECOM[37]2 (5.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM[25]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP[42]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
WVSOM [47]
2 (4.3)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
Total [1263] 30 (2.0) 15 (1.0) 4 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 4 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating, Special Emphasis, and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 5, Continued
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
[No. Matched]
Pediatrics
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Diagnostic Radiology
Urological Surgery
Surgery
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM[80]1 (1.3)2 (2.5)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)
DMU-COM[69]1 (1.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM[77]2 (2.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
LECOM[98]2 (2.0)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM[117]3 (2.6)1 (0.9)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)2 (1.7)0 (0.0)4 (3.4)
MWU/AzCOM[33]1 (3.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM[49]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM[101]1 (1.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (2.0)
NYCOM[110]5 (4.5)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)
OSU-COM[51]3 (5.9)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)
OU-COM[55]2 (3.6)1 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCOM[166]8 (4.8)3 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCSOM[27]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM[26]0 (0.0)1 (3.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM[53]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNECOM[37]2 (5.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM[25]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP[42]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
WVSOM [47]
2 (4.3)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
Total [1263] 30 (2.0) 15 (1.0) 4 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 4 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating, Special Emphasis, and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
×
Table 6 reflects the number of AOA-approved internship training positions by state. Approximately 70% of AOA-approved internship training positions reside in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This percentage represents a slight decline in the proportion of internship positions offered in those six states, from approximately 75% down to 70%. The number of approved internship positions increased in 25 states, whereas the number of approved internship positions decreased in just 8 states. Seven states began offering osteopathic internships again, after lapsing during the last academic year, and three states began offering internship programs after having lapsed for the past several years. 
Table 6
Number of AOA-Approved Internship Positions by State, Academic Years 1996 through 2003 *
Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
Alabama55555008
Arizona6276605041474137
Arkansas44489998
California7161616380926880
Colorado33338147111111
Connecticut898815131513
Delaware60088141419
Florida157170164145146146146164
Georgia999911111111
Illinois808686861058780122
Indiana1919191919141915
Iowa282828282020610
Kansas1212121212121224
Kentucky000060663244
Louisiana00000202
Maine1919171725252527
Massachusetts2627272628282822
Michigan447403419385402421392477
Minnesota000004014
Mississippi00446606
Missouri8377666666666665
New Hampshire00000004
New Jersey195187183171174178178188
New Mexico00444404
New York360408396367380429423388
Nevada000066610
North Carolina00000408
Ohio235246258231240240240248
Oklahoma6464646456606079
Oregon77777777
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436
South Carolina00000004
Tennessee1300001000
Texas7273977458626271
Virginia666618121219
Washington00044400
West Virginia4444465043464771
Wisconsin5000015023
Wyoming 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743
 Source: Training Programs by State year-end reports from the Division of Postdoctoral Training.
 *Figures represent the number of positions approved by the Executive Committee of the Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT) for the respective training year.
Table 6
Number of AOA-Approved Internship Positions by State, Academic Years 1996 through 2003 *
Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
Alabama55555008
Arizona6276605041474137
Arkansas44489998
California7161616380926880
Colorado33338147111111
Connecticut898815131513
Delaware60088141419
Florida157170164145146146146164
Georgia999911111111
Illinois808686861058780122
Indiana1919191919141915
Iowa282828282020610
Kansas1212121212121224
Kentucky000060663244
Louisiana00000202
Maine1919171725252527
Massachusetts2627272628282822
Michigan447403419385402421392477
Minnesota000004014
Mississippi00446606
Missouri8377666666666665
New Hampshire00000004
New Jersey195187183171174178178188
New Mexico00444404
New York360408396367380429423388
Nevada000066610
North Carolina00000408
Ohio235246258231240240240248
Oklahoma6464646456606079
Oregon77777777
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436
South Carolina00000004
Tennessee1300001000
Texas7273977458626271
Virginia666618121219
Washington00044400
West Virginia4444465043464771
Wisconsin5000015023
Wyoming 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743
 Source: Training Programs by State year-end reports from the Division of Postdoctoral Training.
 *Figures represent the number of positions approved by the Executive Committee of the Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT) for the respective training year.
×
Beginning with the 2000–2001 Match, COM graduates have been able to register for programs that link internships to AOA-approved second-year residency programs. With the 2003–2004 Match, every specialty offered in either specialty-tracked internships or traditional internships linked with a chosen specialty were represented. Of the 866 linked internship and residency positions offered in 2003–2004, as compared with 785 in 2002–2003, 73% were filled. These figures indicate 10% more linked positions offered versus the number offered the previous year, with a similar percentage filled compared with last year. COM graduates are most receptive to this combined offering because it provides stability and security for subsequent training years. 
Table 7 provides information on osteopathic residency training positions. In the 2003–2004 academic year, there were 549 AOA-approved residency programs, representing a 5.2% increase over the 522 approved programs in the 2002–2003 academic year. In academic year 2003 2004, there were 2327 residents in AOA-approved training, representing an 8% decrease from the 2532 residents in training during 2002–2003. 
Table 7
American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
 American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004  American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
Table 7
American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
 American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004  American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004 ×
The AOA has established mechanisms by which osteopathic physicians may obtain approval for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) training. This approval is key for those osteopathic physicians seeking licensure in states requiring an osteopathic internship or for those desiring osteopathic board certification. Between 2001 and June 2004, a total of 548 osteopathic physicians petitioned the AOA for approval of their first year of ACGME postgraduate training compared with 344 through June 2003, a 60% increase. 
Comment
Graduate medical training is continually faced with complex changes within the learning environment of our interns and residents. Growth and reintroduction of osteopathic internship programs into geographic regions, unavailable to graduates during the previous academic year, indicate advancement toward providing osteopathic graduate medical training opportunities for all COM graduates and in all areas of the United States. The AOA continues to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders in the OGME arena to provide quality training opportunities to graduates of our COMs. 
ERAS®—The Electronic Residency Application Service Web site. Available at: http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/start.htm.
Table 1
Timeline for Preparing for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)
Date Schools Applicants Programs
2004
Summer ▪ Start budgeting for resources needed to implement ERAS® (computers, staff training, ERAS® fee).
November ▪ Receive advance information of the ERAS process.
2005
February ▪ All programs access ERAS® Account Maintenance to register for the upcoming ERAS® season.
March ▪ Access ERAS® Account Maintenance to provide updated contact information.
May ▪ Start preparing materials for applications, such as crafting their personal statements, requesting letters of recommendation, and researching programs.
June ▪ Receive the ERAS® Dean's Workstation Software (DWS) and start to generate and issue tokens.▪ Receive tokens and ERAS® information from schools.
July ▪ Osteopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® Program Director's Workstation (PDWS).
July 1 ▪ Can start to scan documents for applicants that have registered.▪ Can register on MyERAS and begin to work on their ERAS® application.
July 15 ▪ Will receive information on programs applied to by applicants. Supporting documents will betransmitted to programs.▪ May apply to osteopathic residency programs.▪ Osteopathic residency programs start to download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
August ▪ Allopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® PDWS.
September 1 ▪ May apply to allopathic residency programs.▪ Allopathic residency programs may download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
November 1 ▪ Deans' Letters/MSPEs* will be released to allopathic residency programs. Deans' letters/MSPEs destined for osteopathic residency programs will not be held until November 1, but will be released as they arrive at the ERAS® PostOffice.
2006
February ▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.
March ▪ NRMP† Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP match results and Scramble.
May 31
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
 *MSPE indicates Medical Student Performance Evaluations.
 NRMP indicates National Resident Mayching Program.
Table 1
Timeline for Preparing for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)
Date Schools Applicants Programs
2004
Summer ▪ Start budgeting for resources needed to implement ERAS® (computers, staff training, ERAS® fee).
November ▪ Receive advance information of the ERAS process.
2005
February ▪ All programs access ERAS® Account Maintenance to register for the upcoming ERAS® season.
March ▪ Access ERAS® Account Maintenance to provide updated contact information.
May ▪ Start preparing materials for applications, such as crafting their personal statements, requesting letters of recommendation, and researching programs.
June ▪ Receive the ERAS® Dean's Workstation Software (DWS) and start to generate and issue tokens.▪ Receive tokens and ERAS® information from schools.
July ▪ Osteopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® Program Director's Workstation (PDWS).
July 1 ▪ Can start to scan documents for applicants that have registered.▪ Can register on MyERAS and begin to work on their ERAS® application.
July 15 ▪ Will receive information on programs applied to by applicants. Supporting documents will betransmitted to programs.▪ May apply to osteopathic residency programs.▪ Osteopathic residency programs start to download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
August ▪ Allopathic residency programs receive and install ERAS® PDWS.
September 1 ▪ May apply to allopathic residency programs.▪ Allopathic residency programs may download applications from the ERAS® PostOffice.
November 1 ▪ Deans' Letters/MSPEs* will be released to allopathic residency programs. Deans' letters/MSPEs destined for osteopathic residency programs will not be held until November 1, but will be released as they arrive at the ERAS® PostOffice.
2006
February ▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.▪ AOA Match results.
March ▪ NRMP† Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP Match results and Scramble.▪ NRMP match results and Scramble.
May 31
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
▪ ERAS® closes.
 *MSPE indicates Medical Student Performance Evaluations.
 NRMP indicates National Resident Mayching Program.
×
Table 2
Approved, Budgeted, and Filled Intern Positions and Number of College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Graduates Available to Fill Intern Positions 1993-2003
Year

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
□ Approved Positions, No.19942311249724212443243723462319239924732659
□ Budgeted Positions, No.18661676195118781922187817961814187619892130
□ COM Graduates, No.16581771185019062014227924052440254426022628
□ Graduates Taking Osteopathic Internships, No.12251385142114101546157115021450*1449*1470*1440*
□ COM Graduates in Osteopathic Internships, %7478777477696259575655
□ Budgeted Osteopathic Intern Positions That Were Filled, %6683737580898580777468
 Number of postmatch participants: 145, 179, 158, and 167 respectively for the years 2000 2003Source: 1993-2003 JAOA and statistics compiled by the Division of Postdoctoral Training.NOTE: 1993 through 1999 data include military match participants and does not include postmatch participants. Beginning with graduates in the Year 2000, the military match participant data have been excluded and postmatch data through June 30, 2004 have been included.
 *For the academic years 2000-2003, statistic includes postmatch participants and does not include military match participants.
Table 2
Approved, Budgeted, and Filled Intern Positions and Number of College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Graduates Available to Fill Intern Positions 1993-2003
Year

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
□ Approved Positions, No.19942311249724212443243723462319239924732659
□ Budgeted Positions, No.18661676195118781922187817961814187619892130
□ COM Graduates, No.16581771185019062014227924052440254426022628
□ Graduates Taking Osteopathic Internships, No.12251385142114101546157115021450*1449*1470*1440*
□ COM Graduates in Osteopathic Internships, %7478777477696259575655
□ Budgeted Osteopathic Intern Positions That Were Filled, %6683737580898580777468
 Number of postmatch participants: 145, 179, 158, and 167 respectively for the years 2000 2003Source: 1993-2003 JAOA and statistics compiled by the Division of Postdoctoral Training.NOTE: 1993 through 1999 data include military match participants and does not include postmatch participants. Beginning with graduates in the Year 2000, the military match participant data have been excluded and postmatch data through June 30, 2004 have been included.
 *For the academic years 2000-2003, statistic includes postmatch participants and does not include military match participants.
×
Table 3
Intern Match 2003-2004 Summary by College
2003-2004 2002-2003
College*
No. of Grads
Matched, No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
No. of Grads
Matched No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM17183 (49)88 (51)15067 (45)83 (55)
DMU-COM20376 (37)127 (63)19077 (41)113 (59)
KCUMB-COM20981 (39)128 (61)22893 (41)135 (59)
LECOM136102 (75)34 (25)13296 (73)36 (27)
MSUCOM138121 (88)17 (12)121108 (89)13 (11)
MWU/AzCOM12334 (28)89 (72)12433 (27)91 (73)
MWU/CCOM15151 (34)100 (66)16856 (33)112 (67)
NSUCOM182107 (59)75 (41)15698 (63)58 (37)
NYCOM265111 (42)154 (58)243113 (47)130 (53)
OSU-COM8353 (64)30 (36)8648 (56)38 (44)
OU-COM10963 (58)46 (42)9761 (63)36 (37)
PCOM233174 (75)59 (25)249188 (76)61 (24)
PCSOM5528 (51)27 (49)6627 (41)39 (59)
TUCOM8527 (32)58 (68)6923 (33)46 (67)
UMDNJ-SOM7254 (75)18 (25)8158 (72)23 (28)
UNECOM10939 (36)70 (64)11352 (46)61 (54)
UNTHSC/TCOM11125 (23)86 (77)11038 (35)72 (65)
Western U/COMP16145 (28)116 (72)19047 (25)143 (75)
WVSOM 74
47 (64)
27 (36)
66
43 (65)
23 (35)
Total 2670 1321 (49) 1349 (51) 2639 § 1326 (50) 1313 (50)
 Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages are rounded.
 Total of 2670 represents class of 2003, including 42 previous years' graduates, and does not include military match participants.
 §Total of 2639 represents class of 2002, plus 37 graduates from previous year, and does not include military match participants.
Table 3
Intern Match 2003-2004 Summary by College
2003-2004 2002-2003
College*
No. of Grads
Matched, No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
No. of Grads
Matched No. (%)
Nonmatched/Nonparticipants No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM17183 (49)88 (51)15067 (45)83 (55)
DMU-COM20376 (37)127 (63)19077 (41)113 (59)
KCUMB-COM20981 (39)128 (61)22893 (41)135 (59)
LECOM136102 (75)34 (25)13296 (73)36 (27)
MSUCOM138121 (88)17 (12)121108 (89)13 (11)
MWU/AzCOM12334 (28)89 (72)12433 (27)91 (73)
MWU/CCOM15151 (34)100 (66)16856 (33)112 (67)
NSUCOM182107 (59)75 (41)15698 (63)58 (37)
NYCOM265111 (42)154 (58)243113 (47)130 (53)
OSU-COM8353 (64)30 (36)8648 (56)38 (44)
OU-COM10963 (58)46 (42)9761 (63)36 (37)
PCOM233174 (75)59 (25)249188 (76)61 (24)
PCSOM5528 (51)27 (49)6627 (41)39 (59)
TUCOM8527 (32)58 (68)6923 (33)46 (67)
UMDNJ-SOM7254 (75)18 (25)8158 (72)23 (28)
UNECOM10939 (36)70 (64)11352 (46)61 (54)
UNTHSC/TCOM11125 (23)86 (77)11038 (35)72 (65)
Western U/COMP16145 (28)116 (72)19047 (25)143 (75)
WVSOM 74
47 (64)
27 (36)
66
43 (65)
23 (35)
Total 2670 1321 (49) 1349 (51) 2639 § 1326 (50) 1313 (50)
 Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages are rounded.
 Total of 2670 represents class of 2003, including 42 previous years' graduates, and does not include military match participants.
 §Total of 2639 represents class of 2002, plus 37 graduates from previous year, and does not include military match participants.
×
Table 4
American Osteopathic Association Intern Registration Program Intern Match Statistics: 2003-2004 Applicants That Matched to First Choice (as of February 12, 2003)
College * No. of Grads Total No. Matched Matched With First Choice, No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM1698374 (89)
DMU-COM2007665 (86)
KCUMB-COM2058172 (89)
LECOM13410287 (85)
MSUCOM134121115 (95)
MWU/AZCOM1203433 (97)
MWU/CCOM1515142 (82)
NSUCOM17810798 (92)
NYCOM254111102 (92)
OSU-COM835347 (89)
OU-COM1086352 (83)
PCOM233174142 (82)
PCSOM542826 (93)
TUCOM842726 (96)
UMDNJ-SOM715445 (83)
UNECOM1083937 (95)
UNTHSC/TCOM1112524 (96)
Western U/COMP1584542 (93)
WVSOM 73
47
44 (94)
Total 2628 1321 1173 (89)
 Source: Data from the 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 4
American Osteopathic Association Intern Registration Program Intern Match Statistics: 2003-2004 Applicants That Matched to First Choice (as of February 12, 2003)
College * No. of Grads Total No. Matched Matched With First Choice, No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM1698374 (89)
DMU-COM2007665 (86)
KCUMB-COM2058172 (89)
LECOM13410287 (85)
MSUCOM134121115 (95)
MWU/AZCOM1203433 (97)
MWU/CCOM1515142 (82)
NSUCOM17810798 (92)
NYCOM254111102 (92)
OSU-COM835347 (89)
OU-COM1086352 (83)
PCOM233174142 (82)
PCSOM542826 (93)
TUCOM842726 (96)
UMDNJ-SOM715445 (83)
UNECOM1083937 (95)
UNTHSC/TCOM1112524 (96)
Western U/COMP1584542 (93)
WVSOM 73
47
44 (94)
Total 2628 1321 1173 (89)
 Source: Data from the 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Service.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
×
Table 5
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
No. Matched
Traditional
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
OB/GYN
Psychiatry
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM8050 (62.5)3 (3.8)8 (10.0)7 (8.8)4 (5.0)0 (0.0)
DMU-COM6941 (59.4)10 (14.5)7 (10.1)5 (7.2)5 (7.2)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM7750 (64.9)5 (6.5)9 (11.7)10 (13.0)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)
LECOM9872 (73.5)2 (2.0)9 (9.2)7 (7.1)4 (4.1)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM11750 (42.7)7 (6.0)17 (14.5)20 (17.1)9 (7.7)3 (2.6)
MWU/AzCOM3320 (60.6)4 (12.1)4 (12.1)0 (0.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM4936 (73.5)7 (14.3)4 (8.2)0 (0.0)2 (4.1)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM10159 (58.4)3 (3.0)22 (21.8)13 (12.9)0 (0.0)1 (1.0)
NYCOM11079 (71.8)7 (6.4)11 (10.0)3 (2.7)3 (2.7)0 (0.0)
OSU-COM5126 (51.0)2 (3.9)10 (19.6)5 (9.8)1 (2.0)0 (0.0
OU-COM5526 (47.3)4 (7.3)8 (14.5)11 (20.0)3 (5.5)0 (0.0)
PCOM166112 (67.5)3 (1.8)23 (13.9)10 (6.0)5 (3.0)2 (1.2)
PCSOM2721 (77.8)0 (0.0)2 (7.4)4 (14.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM2618 (69.2)0 (0.0)4 (15.4)1 (3.8)2 (7.7)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM5331 (58.5)2 (3.8)9 (17.0)9 (17.0)1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
UNECOM3729 (78.4)0 (0.0)2 (5.4)3 (8.1)1 (2.7)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM2510 (40.0)0 (0.0)8 (32.0)7 (28.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP4234 (81.0)3 (7.1)4 (9.5)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)0 (0.0)
WVSOM 47
34 (72.3)
1 (2.1)
6 (12.8)
3 (6.4)
1 (2.1)
0 (0.0)
Total 1263 798 (63.0) 63 (5.0) 167 (13.0) 118 (9.0) 45 (4.0) 7 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating,Special Emphasis and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 5
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
No. Matched
Traditional
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
OB/GYN
Psychiatry
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM8050 (62.5)3 (3.8)8 (10.0)7 (8.8)4 (5.0)0 (0.0)
DMU-COM6941 (59.4)10 (14.5)7 (10.1)5 (7.2)5 (7.2)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM7750 (64.9)5 (6.5)9 (11.7)10 (13.0)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)
LECOM9872 (73.5)2 (2.0)9 (9.2)7 (7.1)4 (4.1)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM11750 (42.7)7 (6.0)17 (14.5)20 (17.1)9 (7.7)3 (2.6)
MWU/AzCOM3320 (60.6)4 (12.1)4 (12.1)0 (0.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM4936 (73.5)7 (14.3)4 (8.2)0 (0.0)2 (4.1)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM10159 (58.4)3 (3.0)22 (21.8)13 (12.9)0 (0.0)1 (1.0)
NYCOM11079 (71.8)7 (6.4)11 (10.0)3 (2.7)3 (2.7)0 (0.0)
OSU-COM5126 (51.0)2 (3.9)10 (19.6)5 (9.8)1 (2.0)0 (0.0
OU-COM5526 (47.3)4 (7.3)8 (14.5)11 (20.0)3 (5.5)0 (0.0)
PCOM166112 (67.5)3 (1.8)23 (13.9)10 (6.0)5 (3.0)2 (1.2)
PCSOM2721 (77.8)0 (0.0)2 (7.4)4 (14.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM2618 (69.2)0 (0.0)4 (15.4)1 (3.8)2 (7.7)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM5331 (58.5)2 (3.8)9 (17.0)9 (17.0)1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
UNECOM3729 (78.4)0 (0.0)2 (5.4)3 (8.1)1 (2.7)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM2510 (40.0)0 (0.0)8 (32.0)7 (28.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP4234 (81.0)3 (7.1)4 (9.5)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)0 (0.0)
WVSOM 47
34 (72.3)
1 (2.1)
6 (12.8)
3 (6.4)
1 (2.1)
0 (0.0)
Total 1263 798 (63.0) 63 (5.0) 167 (13.0) 118 (9.0) 45 (4.0) 7 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating,Special Emphasis and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
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Table 5, Continued
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
[No. Matched]
Pediatrics
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Diagnostic Radiology
Urological Surgery
Surgery
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM[80]1 (1.3)2 (2.5)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)
DMU-COM[69]1 (1.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM[77]2 (2.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
LECOM[98]2 (2.0)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM[117]3 (2.6)1 (0.9)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)2 (1.7)0 (0.0)4 (3.4)
MWU/AzCOM[33]1 (3.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM[49]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM[101]1 (1.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (2.0)
NYCOM[110]5 (4.5)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)
OSU-COM[51]3 (5.9)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)
OU-COM[55]2 (3.6)1 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCOM[166]8 (4.8)3 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCSOM[27]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM[26]0 (0.0)1 (3.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM[53]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNECOM[37]2 (5.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM[25]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP[42]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
WVSOM [47]
2 (4.3)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
Total [1263] 30 (2.0) 15 (1.0) 4 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 4 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating, Special Emphasis, and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
Table 5, Continued
Intern Match Summary (Class of 2003) by Type of Matched Internship Program as of February 12, 2003
College*
[No. Matched]
Pediatrics
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Diagnostic Radiology
Urological Surgery
Surgery
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
No. (%)
ATSU/KCOM[80]1 (1.3)2 (2.5)1 (1.3)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)0 (0.0)2 (2.5)
DMU-COM[69]1 (1.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
KCUMB-COM[77]2 (2.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
LECOM[98]2 (2.0)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MSUCOM[117]3 (2.6)1 (0.9)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)2 (1.7)0 (0.0)4 (3.4)
MWU/AzCOM[33]1 (3.0)2 (6.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MWU/CCOM[49]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
NSUCOM[101]1 (1.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (2.0)
NYCOM[110]5 (4.5)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)
OSU-COM[51]3 (5.9)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (3.9)
OU-COM[55]2 (3.6)1 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCOM[166]8 (4.8)3 (1.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
PCSOM[27]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
TUCOM[26]0 (0.0)1 (3.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UMDNJ-SOM[53]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNECOM[37]2 (5.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
UNTHSC/TCOM[25]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Western U/COMP[42]0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
WVSOM [47]
2 (4.3)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
Total [1263] 30 (2.0) 15 (1.0) 4 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 4 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (1.0)
 Source: Data from the Year 2003 Match provided by the National Matching Services. Information includes Traditional Rotating, Special Emphasis, and Specialty Tracked Internships.NOTE: Military figures are not included in these statistics.
 *Full names of colleges with abbreviations appear in the Appendix.
 Percentages have been rounded.
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Table 6
Number of AOA-Approved Internship Positions by State, Academic Years 1996 through 2003 *
Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
Alabama55555008
Arizona6276605041474137
Arkansas44489998
California7161616380926880
Colorado33338147111111
Connecticut898815131513
Delaware60088141419
Florida157170164145146146146164
Georgia999911111111
Illinois808686861058780122
Indiana1919191919141915
Iowa282828282020610
Kansas1212121212121224
Kentucky000060663244
Louisiana00000202
Maine1919171725252527
Massachusetts2627272628282822
Michigan447403419385402421392477
Minnesota000004014
Mississippi00446606
Missouri8377666666666665
New Hampshire00000004
New Jersey195187183171174178178188
New Mexico00444404
New York360408396367380429423388
Nevada000066610
North Carolina00000408
Ohio235246258231240240240248
Oklahoma6464646456606079
Oregon77777777
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436
South Carolina00000004
Tennessee1300001000
Texas7273977458626271
Virginia666618121219
Washington00044400
West Virginia4444465043464771
Wisconsin5000015023
Wyoming 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743
 Source: Training Programs by State year-end reports from the Division of Postdoctoral Training.
 *Figures represent the number of positions approved by the Executive Committee of the Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT) for the respective training year.
Table 6
Number of AOA-Approved Internship Positions by State, Academic Years 1996 through 2003 *
Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
Alabama55555008
Arizona6276605041474137
Arkansas44489998
California7161616380926880
Colorado33338147111111
Connecticut898815131513
Delaware60088141419
Florida157170164145146146146164
Georgia999911111111
Illinois808686861058780122
Indiana1919191919141915
Iowa282828282020610
Kansas1212121212121224
Kentucky000060663244
Louisiana00000202
Maine1919171725252527
Massachusetts2627272628282822
Michigan447403419385402421392477
Minnesota000004014
Mississippi00446606
Missouri8377666666666665
New Hampshire00000004
New Jersey195187183171174178178188
New Mexico00444404
New York360408396367380429423388
Nevada000066610
North Carolina00000408
Ohio235246258231240240240248
Oklahoma6464646456606079
Oregon77777777
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436
South Carolina00000004
Tennessee1300001000
Texas7273977458626271
Virginia666618121219
Washington00044400
West Virginia4444465043464771
Wisconsin5000015023
Wyoming 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743
 Source: Training Programs by State year-end reports from the Division of Postdoctoral Training.
 *Figures represent the number of positions approved by the Executive Committee of the Council on Postdoctoral Training (ECCOPT) for the respective training year.
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Table 7
American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
 American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004  American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
Table 7
American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004
 American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004  American Osteopathic Association–Approved Residency Programs by Specialty 2000–2004 ×