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Medical Education  |   February 2007
Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education
Author Notes
  • From the American Osteopathic Association's Division of Postdoctoral Training in Chicago, Ill. 
  • Address correspondence to Joyce L. Obradovic, MA, RDH, Department of Education, 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   |   February 2007
Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2007, Vol. 107, 57-66. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2007.107.2.57
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2007, Vol. 107, 57-66. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2007.107.2.57
Abstract

For the 2004-2005 academic year, as in preceding years, the number of graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) and the number of osteopathic medical internship positions approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) continued to increase, by 2% and 1%, respectively. However, student participation in the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program dipped by 5% to a total of 44% for the class of 2005. Notwithstanding, a striking majority (1120 [91%]) of participating 2005 COM graduates were matched to their first choice training program—most often in traditional osteopathic rotating internships (63%). Next in popularity for osteopathic medical graduates were internships in family practice (11%), internal medicine (9%), and emergency medicine (5%). As a model for training, the traditional osteopathic rotating internship has undergone extensive revision in the past year as a result of extensive collaboration among the AOA's Council on Postdoctoral Training and each of the 23 osteopathic specialty colleges. The restructured plan will go into effect as of July 1, 2008.

Annual data on osteopathic graduate medical education (OGME) is reported using information gathered from the American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program (ie, the AOA “Match”) and data reported by AOA-approved residency programs using the AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit (TIVRA) reporting system. Although data from the Match does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training's (COPT's) Program and Trainee Review Committee meets quarterly to approve residency programs and positions. These new programs and positions are added to TIVRA at that time. 
When compared with the data reported for the class of 2004,1 the class of 2005 represented a 2% increase in the number of graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs). Concurrently, there was an increase of 1% in the number of AOA-approved osteopathic medical internship positions available to these COM graduates—though this number is to be considered incomplete until finalized1 in THE JOURNAL's 2008 Medical Education issue. 
So-called match rates through the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program have dipped by 5% to 44%, with 1120 (91%) of the 1228 participating COM graduates being matched to their first choice training program. For match participants, the majority (778 [63%]) seek and obtain traditional rotating internships, followed by internships in family practice (137 [11%]), internal medicine (106 [9%]), and emergency medicine (64 [5%]). 
Restructuring the Traditional Osteopathic Internship
In July 2006, the AOA's Board of Trustees and House of Delegates supported a COPT resolution for restructuring the traditional osteopathic internship (ie, Resolution 19 [A/2006]—Restructuring of the Osteopathic Internship). After long-standing discussions about the traditional rotating internship's ongoing relevance,2 ongoing deliberation by the COPT, and widespread conjecture within the osteopathic medical profession,3 the plan for restructuring is finally complete.4 The arrangements for this new postgraduate training model are moving forward quickly and will go into effect July 1, 2008. 
After reviewing the three options, each specialty college specified its preferred model for OGME in the first year of postgraduate training (OGME-1) (Figure 1): 
  • Option 1: AOA OGME-1 Resident (Residency)—The AOA-approved residency training programs that selected this option will grant residency credit for the first year of postdoctoral training. Students will “match” directly into the residency program and the first postdoctoral year will be considered the first year of residency training. All option 1 positions will be recorded as residency positions in the AOA's TIVRA reporting system.
  • Option 2: AOA OGME-1 Preliminary (Internship)—Although the training programs that selected this option will not grant residency credit, they will require (or continue to require) a “preliminary” first year of training. These programs have agreed that completion of designated preliminary year curricular rotations are prerequisites for entry into the first year of residency training (ie, year 2 of postdoctoral training). Matching through the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program ensures osteopathic trainees that they will gain program entry and will be able to fulfill the requirements of residency training for their first 2 postdoctoral years.
    In most cases, both required training periods are offered by the same institution. In a few instances, however, a residency training program may have formed an affiliation with another institution for internship trainees. The residency match registration will indicate the affiliated intern institution if it is different from the residency institution. Both institutions will be listed together on AOA match forms. All option 2 positions will be recorded as internship positions in the AOA's TIVRA reporting data.
  • Option 3: AOA OGME-1 Traditional (Internship)—The third option represents a traditional osteopathic rotating internship and stands alone (Figure 2). This option is often the best choice available to students who are either undecided on their future plans or who plan to enter residency training with a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Students who subsequently choose to enter a medical specialty that has selected either option 1 or option 2 for its trainee pathway must then contact their specialty college to determine whether advanced standing will be granted. Obtaining advanced standing will depend on the number of residency positions available (if any) because most will already have been filled with matched first-year trainees who are advancing to AOA OGME-2 positions. All option 3 positions will be recorded as internship positions in the AOA's TIVRA reporting data. In addition, the COPT has decided to retain the same six rotation requirements as in the existing/current version of the internship for the option 3 requirement (Figure 2). 
Each specialty college is in the process of defining its first-year rotational requirements. These requirements will be submitted to the COPT for review in April. As this restructuring continues, the Association and the COPT will provide additional information to the osteopathic medical profession well in advance of the July 2008 launch date. 
The Match: Academic Training Year 2005-2006
At the nation's COMs, a total of 2826 students graduated in the class of 2005 (Table 1). The addition of 57 students to COM capacity reflects a 2% increase on the 2769 graduates from the class of 2004.1 The number of approved osteopathic medical internship positions available to COM graduates increased by 36 (1%), from 2616 positions in 2004 to 2652 positions in 2005.1 
Table 1
AOA Registration Program: Intern Match Class of 2005 Participants Matched to First Choice Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by COM

COM

Graduates, No.

Total Matched, No. (%)*

Matched With First Choice, No. (%)*
ATSU-KCOM15070 (47)61 (87)
DMU-COM 194 60 (31) 55 (92)
KCUMB-COM24181 (34)78 (96)
LECOM 185 107 (58) 93 (87)
MSUCOM124107 (86)100 (93)
MWU/AZCOM 133 28 (21) 27 (96)
MWU/CCOM15552 (34)44 (85)
NSU-COM 207 97 (47) 93 (96)
NYCOM/NYIT265110 (42)96 (87)
OSU-COM 83 36 (43) 36 (100)
OU-COM10150 (50)45 (90)
PCOM 245 149 (61) 136 (91)
PCSOM5921 (36)19 (90)
TCOM 115 31 (27) 27 (87)
TUCOM-CA12130 (25)26 (87)
UMDNJ-SOM 82 56 (68) 51 (91)
UNECOM10945 (41)41 (91)
WesternU/COMP 185 55 (30) 51 (93)
WVSOM 72
43 (60)
41 (95)
Total 2826 1228 (44) 1120 (91)
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear with their abbreviations in the appendix on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Total of 2826 graduates represents the class of 2005 and does not include 82 graduates from previous years or military match participants.
Table 1
AOA Registration Program: Intern Match Class of 2005 Participants Matched to First Choice Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by COM

COM

Graduates, No.

Total Matched, No. (%)*

Matched With First Choice, No. (%)*
ATSU-KCOM15070 (47)61 (87)
DMU-COM 194 60 (31) 55 (92)
KCUMB-COM24181 (34)78 (96)
LECOM 185 107 (58) 93 (87)
MSUCOM124107 (86)100 (93)
MWU/AZCOM 133 28 (21) 27 (96)
MWU/CCOM15552 (34)44 (85)
NSU-COM 207 97 (47) 93 (96)
NYCOM/NYIT265110 (42)96 (87)
OSU-COM 83 36 (43) 36 (100)
OU-COM10150 (50)45 (90)
PCOM 245 149 (61) 136 (91)
PCSOM5921 (36)19 (90)
TCOM 115 31 (27) 27 (87)
TUCOM-CA12130 (25)26 (87)
UMDNJ-SOM 82 56 (68) 51 (91)
UNECOM10945 (41)41 (91)
WesternU/COMP 185 55 (30) 51 (93)
WVSOM 72
43 (60)
41 (95)
Total 2826 1228 (44) 1120 (91)
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear with their abbreviations in the appendix on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Total of 2826 graduates represents the class of 2005 and does not include 82 graduates from previous years or military match participants.
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Figure 1.
Restructuring the traditional osteopathic internship under the revised three-option model provided by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Postdoctoral Training to each of the 23 specialty colleges in 2006. For trainees' first year of postgraduate medical training, each specialty college selected the training pathway option that best fit their needs. OGME indicates osteopathic graduate medical education. *Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services. †Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology. ‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy. §Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1. To learn more about the AOA's specialty colleges, please see http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=lcl_spclty.
Figure 1.
Restructuring the traditional osteopathic internship under the revised three-option model provided by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Postdoctoral Training to each of the 23 specialty colleges in 2006. For trainees' first year of postgraduate medical training, each specialty college selected the training pathway option that best fit their needs. OGME indicates osteopathic graduate medical education. *Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services. †Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology. ‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy. §Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1. To learn more about the AOA's specialty colleges, please see http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=lcl_spclty.
Figure 2.
Components of the traditional osteopathic rotating internship (AOA OGME-1 Traditional [Internship]), the third option in the revised three-option model provided by the Council on Postdoctoral Training (Figure 1).
Figure 2.
Components of the traditional osteopathic rotating internship (AOA OGME-1 Traditional [Internship]), the third option in the revised three-option model provided by the Council on Postdoctoral Training (Figure 1).
The AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program provides osteopathic medical students with an opportunity to secure osteopathic internship positions before graduation. Data on students from the class of 2005 who participated in the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program is presented in Table 1. A total of 1228 (44%) class of 2005 COM graduates participated in the program and were matched to osteopathic internships for the 2005-2006 academic year. Although a large number of COMs had 50% or more of their participating graduates matched to internships through this program (Figure 3), for the class of 2005, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing) once again had the highest percentage of participating graduates matched.1,5-8 Of its 124 graduates, 107 (86%) of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's students secured internship positions through the Match during the 2005-2006 academic year. 
Somewhat predictably, participation in the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program is lower for COMs located in states with fewer osteopathic postdoctoral training opportunities. Of the 1228 participating students, 1120 (91%) were matched to the internship positions they listed as their first choice (Table 1). 
In the class of 2005, 778 (63%) of COM students chose a traditional osteopathic rotating internship (Table 2). Collectively, about 25% of the matched students in this graduating class chose internships in emergency medicine (64 [5%]), family practice (137 [11%]), or internal medicine (106 [9%]). These figures are comparable to data previously reported for the 2769 students who graduated in the class of 2004. For these students, 774 (65%) of the 1196 participating students were matched with a traditional rotating internship and approximately 26% chose internships in emergency medicine (69 [6%]), family practice (120 [10%]), or internal medicine (116 [10%]).1 
Table 2
AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program Intern Match Summary for the Class of 2005 by COM and Program Type


COM, No. (%)*p

Internship Program Type
ATSUKCOM
DMUCOM
KCUMBCOM
LECOM
MSUCOM
MWU/AZCOM
MWU/CCOM
NSUCOM
NYCOM/NYIT
OSUCOM
OUCOM
PCOM
PCSOM
TCOM
TUCOMCA
UMDNJSOM
UNECOM
WesternU/COMP
WVSOM
Total
Anesthesiology2 (3)01 (1)02 (2)0001 (1)2 (6)1 (2)01 (5)00000010 (1)
Diagnostic radiology 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 0 3 (6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (1)
Emergency medicine6 (9)3 (5)9 (11)4 (4)4 (4)2 (7)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)6 (17)2 (4)6 (4)1 (5)02 (7)3 (5)1 (2)5 (9)1 (2)64 (5)
Family practice 11 (16) 3 (5) 11 (14) 8 (8) 12 (11) 4 (14) 7 (14) 16 (17) 10 (9) 7 (19) 8 (16) 16 (11) 1 (5) 3 (10) 2 (7) 3 (5) 12 (27) 0 3 (7) 137 (11)
Internal medicine5 (7)6 (10)6 (7)11 (10)15 (14)1 (4)011 (11)9 (8)2 (6)8 (16)6 (4)2 (10)4 (13)1 (3)10 (18)1 (2)1 (2)7 (16)106 (9)
Internal medicine (Pediatrics) 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 0 3 (<1)
Obstetrics and gynecology4 (6)3 (5)4 (5)3 (3)8 (8)1 (4)2 (4)03 (3)1 (3)1 (2)01 (5)2 (7)1 (3)2 (4)05 (9)1 (2)42 (3)
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery 2 (3) 2 (3) 4 (5) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2) 2 (1) 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 1 (2) 19 (2)
Pediatrics3 (4)1 (2)1 (1)1 (1)3 (3)1 (4)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)3 (8)2 (4)5 (3)01 (3)02 (4)003 (7)35 (3)
Psychiatry 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (4) 0 0 0 7 (1)
Traditional rotating34 (49)36 (60)43 (53)77 (72)56 (52)19 (68)38 (73)61 (63)75 (68)12 (33)25 (50)112 (75)14 (67)21 (68)24 (80)31 (55)30 (67)43 (78)27 (63)778 (63)
Surgery 2 (3) 6 (10) 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 2 (6) 2 (4) 0 0 0 0 3 (5) 0 0 0 20 (2)
Urological surgery 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matched, No. 70 60 81 107 107 28 52 97 110 36 50 149 21 31 30 56 45 55 43 1228
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear in the appendix with their abbreviations on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Indicates specialty track internship specialties. Except for traditional rotating internships, all other internship program types listed are special emphasis internship specialties. Pathology, though it is not included in this table, is also a special emphasis internship specialty.
 A total of 1128 graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine in 2005 participated in the American Osteopathic Association's student match program and were matched to internships. This total does not include military match participants.
Table 2
AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program Intern Match Summary for the Class of 2005 by COM and Program Type


COM, No. (%)*p

Internship Program Type
ATSUKCOM
DMUCOM
KCUMBCOM
LECOM
MSUCOM
MWU/AZCOM
MWU/CCOM
NSUCOM
NYCOM/NYIT
OSUCOM
OUCOM
PCOM
PCSOM
TCOM
TUCOMCA
UMDNJSOM
UNECOM
WesternU/COMP
WVSOM
Total
Anesthesiology2 (3)01 (1)02 (2)0001 (1)2 (6)1 (2)01 (5)00000010 (1)
Diagnostic radiology 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 0 3 (6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (1)
Emergency medicine6 (9)3 (5)9 (11)4 (4)4 (4)2 (7)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)6 (17)2 (4)6 (4)1 (5)02 (7)3 (5)1 (2)5 (9)1 (2)64 (5)
Family practice 11 (16) 3 (5) 11 (14) 8 (8) 12 (11) 4 (14) 7 (14) 16 (17) 10 (9) 7 (19) 8 (16) 16 (11) 1 (5) 3 (10) 2 (7) 3 (5) 12 (27) 0 3 (7) 137 (11)
Internal medicine5 (7)6 (10)6 (7)11 (10)15 (14)1 (4)011 (11)9 (8)2 (6)8 (16)6 (4)2 (10)4 (13)1 (3)10 (18)1 (2)1 (2)7 (16)106 (9)
Internal medicine (Pediatrics) 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 0 3 (<1)
Obstetrics and gynecology4 (6)3 (5)4 (5)3 (3)8 (8)1 (4)2 (4)03 (3)1 (3)1 (2)01 (5)2 (7)1 (3)2 (4)05 (9)1 (2)42 (3)
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery 2 (3) 2 (3) 4 (5) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2) 2 (1) 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 1 (2) 19 (2)
Pediatrics3 (4)1 (2)1 (1)1 (1)3 (3)1 (4)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)3 (8)2 (4)5 (3)01 (3)02 (4)003 (7)35 (3)
Psychiatry 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (4) 0 0 0 7 (1)
Traditional rotating34 (49)36 (60)43 (53)77 (72)56 (52)19 (68)38 (73)61 (63)75 (68)12 (33)25 (50)112 (75)14 (67)21 (68)24 (80)31 (55)30 (67)43 (78)27 (63)778 (63)
Surgery 2 (3) 6 (10) 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 2 (6) 2 (4) 0 0 0 0 3 (5) 0 0 0 20 (2)
Urological surgery 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matched, No. 70 60 81 107 107 28 52 97 110 36 50 149 21 31 30 56 45 55 43 1228
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear in the appendix with their abbreviations on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Indicates specialty track internship specialties. Except for traditional rotating internships, all other internship program types listed are special emphasis internship specialties. Pathology, though it is not included in this table, is also a special emphasis internship specialty.
 A total of 1128 graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine in 2005 participated in the American Osteopathic Association's student match program and were matched to internships. This total does not include military match participants.
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Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Programs
As noted elsewhere, annual data on OGME is reported using information gathered from the AOA's Intern/Resident Registration Program and data reported by AOA-approved residency programs using the AOA's TIVRA reporting system. Although data from the Match does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA COPT's Program and Trainee Review Committee meets quarterly to approve residency programs and positions. These new programs and positions are added to TIVRA at that time. Program data presented in this article is current as of May 31, 2006, and will be finalized1 in THE JOURNAL's 2008 Medical Education issue. 
Because of a reduction in the number of AOA-approved internship training positions available in several of the traditional “Big Six” states,1 Illinois gained in relative prominence for this measure during the 2005-2006 academic year. Approximately 75% of all AOA-approved internship training positions currently available are located in seven states (Table 3): Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When compared with data for the 2004-2005 academic year,1 the number of approved internship positions for the 2005-2006 academic year increased in 9 states and decreased in 10 states (Figure 4). 
Table 3
AOA Registration Program: Number of Approved Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by State and Academic Year, 1996-2006 *


Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Alabama5555500888
Alaska NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3
Arizona62766050414741373733
Arkansas 4 4 4 8 9 9 9 8 8 8
California71616163809268807785
Colorado 33 33 8 14 7 11 11 11 8 4
Connecticut8988151315131313
Delaware 6 NA NA 8 8 14 14 19 19 19
Florida157170164145146146146164156146
Georgia 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11
Illinois808686861058780122132132
Indiana 19 19 19 19 19 14 19 15 16 15
Iowa2828282820206101010
Kansas 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24
KentuckyNANANANA606632444444
Louisiana NA NA NA NA NA 2 0 2 2 2
Maine19191717252525272730
Massachusetts 26 27 27 26 28 28 28 22 22 21
Michigan447403419385402421392477503510
Minnesota NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 14 14 10
MississippiNANA44660660
Missouri 83 77 66 66 66 66 66 65 57 57
NevadaNANANANA666103232
New Hampshire NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
New Jersey195187183171174178178188201196
New Mexico NA NA 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
New York360408396367380429423388386368
North Carolina NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 8 8 8
North DakotaNANANANANANANANANA5
Ohio 235 246 258 231 240 240 240 248 251 264
Oklahoma64646464566060796464
Oregon 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 0
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436470465
South Carolina NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
Tennessee13000010001414
Texas 72 73 97 74 58 62 62 71 52 54
Virginia6666181212192828
Washington NA NA NA 4 4 4 0 0 0 5
West Virginia44444650434647717676
Wisconsin 5 0 0 0 0 15 0 23 23 28
Wyoming NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
4
4
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743 2815 2808
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Source: Training Programs by State: Year-End Reports, Division of Postdoctoral Training, American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, Ill.
 *Data shown represent the number of positions approved by the executive committee of the American Osteopathic Association's Council on Postdoctoral Training of the Program and Trainee Review Committee for the academic year indicated. Osteopathic medical internship positions are not currently approved in the District of Columbia or in the following nine states: Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont. Osteopathic medical internship positions were approved in Alaska and North Dakota in the 2005-2006 academic year. Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
Table 3
AOA Registration Program: Number of Approved Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by State and Academic Year, 1996-2006 *


Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Alabama5555500888
Alaska NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3
Arizona62766050414741373733
Arkansas 4 4 4 8 9 9 9 8 8 8
California71616163809268807785
Colorado 33 33 8 14 7 11 11 11 8 4
Connecticut8988151315131313
Delaware 6 NA NA 8 8 14 14 19 19 19
Florida157170164145146146146164156146
Georgia 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11
Illinois808686861058780122132132
Indiana 19 19 19 19 19 14 19 15 16 15
Iowa2828282820206101010
Kansas 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24
KentuckyNANANANA606632444444
Louisiana NA NA NA NA NA 2 0 2 2 2
Maine19191717252525272730
Massachusetts 26 27 27 26 28 28 28 22 22 21
Michigan447403419385402421392477503510
Minnesota NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 14 14 10
MississippiNANA44660660
Missouri 83 77 66 66 66 66 66 65 57 57
NevadaNANANANA666103232
New Hampshire NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
New Jersey195187183171174178178188201196
New Mexico NA NA 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
New York360408396367380429423388386368
North Carolina NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 8 8 8
North DakotaNANANANANANANANANA5
Ohio 235 246 258 231 240 240 240 248 251 264
Oklahoma64646464566060796464
Oregon 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 0
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436470465
South Carolina NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
Tennessee13000010001414
Texas 72 73 97 74 58 62 62 71 52 54
Virginia6666181212192828
Washington NA NA NA 4 4 4 0 0 0 5
West Virginia44444650434647717676
Wisconsin 5 0 0 0 0 15 0 23 23 28
Wyoming NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
4
4
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743 2815 2808
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Source: Training Programs by State: Year-End Reports, Division of Postdoctoral Training, American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, Ill.
 *Data shown represent the number of positions approved by the executive committee of the American Osteopathic Association's Council on Postdoctoral Training of the Program and Trainee Review Committee for the academic year indicated. Osteopathic medical internship positions are not currently approved in the District of Columbia or in the following nine states: Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont. Osteopathic medical internship positions were approved in Alaska and North Dakota in the 2005-2006 academic year. Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
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In the 2005-2006 academic year, there were 649 AOA-approved residency training programs (Table 4), representing a 14% increase over the 569 programs reported for the previous academic year. 
Table 4
No. of AOA–Approved Residency Programs and Residents Filling Available Positions as Reported* by Academic Year and Specialty,


2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006
Specialty
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Anesthesiology116845117050127357
□ Anesthesiology and pain management 1 2 0 2 3 0 2 3 1
Dermatology1997531895561910666
Diagnostic radiology 12 103 79 13 109 74 14 129 100
□ Radiation oncology000000000
□ Radiology (Vascular interventional) 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Emergency medicine386163603964036539692401
□ Emergency medicine and internal medicine 12 106 70 13 109 64 12 113 73
Family practice143159658014716325571641726507
□ Family practice and emergency medicine 4 24 13 4 24 12 5 36 14
Geriatrics§826552048354
Internal medicine 54 616 246 63 735 237 74 853 237
□ Cardiology1371301586441810847
□ Cardiology (Interventional) NA NA NA 3 5 1 5 12 0
□ Critical care medicine3613614103
□ Endocrinology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
□ Gastroenterology621147241572415
□ Hematology and oncology 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 5 1
□ Infectious diseases281281282
□ Nephrology 3 9 3 3 9 4 6 18 7
□ Oncology130130130
□ Pulmonary (Critical care) 3 12 5 3 12 7 5 17 6
□ Pulmonary medicine241120250
□ Rheumatology 0 0 0 3 6 0 3 6 2
Neurology639206392563920
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine# 13 60 27 14 62 24 22 88 16
Obstetrics and gynecology**323171563132015935336161
□ Maternal and fetal medicine 1 3 0 1 3 0 2 6 1
Ophthalmology9422994230114836
Orthopedic surgery 29 292 200 28 316 235 29 341 252
□ Hand surgery††NANANANANANA130
□ Orthopedic spine surgery†† NA NA NA NA NA NA 1 2 0
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery‡‡199172199268199772
Pathology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
□ Forensic pathology††NANANANANANA110
Pediatrics 15 162 29 15 162 59 14 154 63
□ Pediatric emergency medicine141141000
□ Pediatric radiology 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
□ Pediatrics (Internal medicine)21032105166
Physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine 1 9 4 1 9 6 3 28 14
Preventive medicine and public health132131130
□ Preventive medicine (Occupational and environmental) 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
Proctology121120121
Psychiatry 5 42 4 4 42 19 5 48 24
□ Child psychiatry120120120
Sports medicine§§ 12 37 7 13 44 5 14 48 10
Surgery (General)373352123632921740368234
□ General vascular surgery 9 22 3 7 18 1 9 21 5
□ Neurological surgery10533295238116639
□ Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2 9 6 2 9 8 4 14 9
□ Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery∥ ∥211331302110
□ Urological surgery 5
37
10
5
37
27
7
44
28
Total 552 4979 2327 569 5217 2422 649 5769 2535
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Sources: AOA Intern/Resident Contracts received by the division of postdoctoral training for the academic years shown; and AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system, academic year 2005-2006. Data for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years have been reported previously in JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.5,1 As noted in the first footnote, above, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding. Data shown for residency programs, positions, and residents is reported by the residency programs to the AOA's Division of Postdoctoral Training through the AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system. Although Match data does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training's Program and Trainee Review Committee, which has the sole authority to approve osteopathic medical residency programs and positions, meets quarterly and newly approved residency programs and positions are added to the AOA database at that time. Therefore, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete and will be finalized in the JAOA's 2008 Medical Education issue. Changes made to the data reported for the 2004-2005 academic year follow: (1) The number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 1, but has been updated to 2. (2) Similarly, the number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management positions was originally reported as 2, but has been updated to 3. (3) Consequently, the total number of AOA-approved residency programs for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 568, but has been updated to 569. (4) The total number of residency positions for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 5216, but has been updated to 5217.
 Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services.
 Family practice includes family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine as well as family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
 §Geriatrics includes geriatrics and family practice as well as geriatrics and internal medicine.
 Data is also available for interns and residents in their first year on the following specialty tracks: internal medicine (2003-2004, 118; 2004-2005, 110; and 2005-2006, 106), obstetrics and gynecology (2003-2004, 45; 2004-2005, 33; and 2005-2006, 42), otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery (2003-2004, 15; 2004-2005, 14; and 2005-2006, 19), and pediatrics (2003-2004, 30; 2004-2005, 34; and 2005-2006, 35). These numbers are exclusive of residency number. The total number of tracked internships for each academic year noted is as follows: 2003-2004, 208; 2004-2005, 191; and 2005-2006, 202.
 Critical care medicine includes critical care (surgery).
 #Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1.
 **Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology.
 ††Residency programs were approved by the AOA for hand surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and forensic pathology in the 2005-2006 academic year.
 ‡‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy.
 §§Sports medicine includes sports medicine and family practice.
 ∥ ∥Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery includes cardiothoracic surgery.
Table 4
No. of AOA–Approved Residency Programs and Residents Filling Available Positions as Reported* by Academic Year and Specialty,


2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006
Specialty
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Anesthesiology116845117050127357
□ Anesthesiology and pain management 1 2 0 2 3 0 2 3 1
Dermatology1997531895561910666
Diagnostic radiology 12 103 79 13 109 74 14 129 100
□ Radiation oncology000000000
□ Radiology (Vascular interventional) 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Emergency medicine386163603964036539692401
□ Emergency medicine and internal medicine 12 106 70 13 109 64 12 113 73
Family practice143159658014716325571641726507
□ Family practice and emergency medicine 4 24 13 4 24 12 5 36 14
Geriatrics§826552048354
Internal medicine 54 616 246 63 735 237 74 853 237
□ Cardiology1371301586441810847
□ Cardiology (Interventional) NA NA NA 3 5 1 5 12 0
□ Critical care medicine3613614103
□ Endocrinology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
□ Gastroenterology621147241572415
□ Hematology and oncology 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 5 1
□ Infectious diseases281281282
□ Nephrology 3 9 3 3 9 4 6 18 7
□ Oncology130130130
□ Pulmonary (Critical care) 3 12 5 3 12 7 5 17 6
□ Pulmonary medicine241120250
□ Rheumatology 0 0 0 3 6 0 3 6 2
Neurology639206392563920
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine# 13 60 27 14 62 24 22 88 16
Obstetrics and gynecology**323171563132015935336161
□ Maternal and fetal medicine 1 3 0 1 3 0 2 6 1
Ophthalmology9422994230114836
Orthopedic surgery 29 292 200 28 316 235 29 341 252
□ Hand surgery††NANANANANANA130
□ Orthopedic spine surgery†† NA NA NA NA NA NA 1 2 0
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery‡‡199172199268199772
Pathology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
□ Forensic pathology††NANANANANANA110
Pediatrics 15 162 29 15 162 59 14 154 63
□ Pediatric emergency medicine141141000
□ Pediatric radiology 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
□ Pediatrics (Internal medicine)21032105166
Physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine 1 9 4 1 9 6 3 28 14
Preventive medicine and public health132131130
□ Preventive medicine (Occupational and environmental) 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
Proctology121120121
Psychiatry 5 42 4 4 42 19 5 48 24
□ Child psychiatry120120120
Sports medicine§§ 12 37 7 13 44 5 14 48 10
Surgery (General)373352123632921740368234
□ General vascular surgery 9 22 3 7 18 1 9 21 5
□ Neurological surgery10533295238116639
□ Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2 9 6 2 9 8 4 14 9
□ Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery∥ ∥211331302110
□ Urological surgery 5
37
10
5
37
27
7
44
28
Total 552 4979 2327 569 5217 2422 649 5769 2535
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Sources: AOA Intern/Resident Contracts received by the division of postdoctoral training for the academic years shown; and AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system, academic year 2005-2006. Data for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years have been reported previously in JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.5,1 As noted in the first footnote, above, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding. Data shown for residency programs, positions, and residents is reported by the residency programs to the AOA's Division of Postdoctoral Training through the AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system. Although Match data does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training's Program and Trainee Review Committee, which has the sole authority to approve osteopathic medical residency programs and positions, meets quarterly and newly approved residency programs and positions are added to the AOA database at that time. Therefore, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete and will be finalized in the JAOA's 2008 Medical Education issue. Changes made to the data reported for the 2004-2005 academic year follow: (1) The number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 1, but has been updated to 2. (2) Similarly, the number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management positions was originally reported as 2, but has been updated to 3. (3) Consequently, the total number of AOA-approved residency programs for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 568, but has been updated to 569. (4) The total number of residency positions for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 5216, but has been updated to 5217.
 Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services.
 Family practice includes family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine as well as family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
 §Geriatrics includes geriatrics and family practice as well as geriatrics and internal medicine.
 Data is also available for interns and residents in their first year on the following specialty tracks: internal medicine (2003-2004, 118; 2004-2005, 110; and 2005-2006, 106), obstetrics and gynecology (2003-2004, 45; 2004-2005, 33; and 2005-2006, 42), otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery (2003-2004, 15; 2004-2005, 14; and 2005-2006, 19), and pediatrics (2003-2004, 30; 2004-2005, 34; and 2005-2006, 35). These numbers are exclusive of residency number. The total number of tracked internships for each academic year noted is as follows: 2003-2004, 208; 2004-2005, 191; and 2005-2006, 202.
 Critical care medicine includes critical care (surgery).
 #Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1.
 **Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology.
 ††Residency programs were approved by the AOA for hand surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and forensic pathology in the 2005-2006 academic year.
 ‡‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy.
 §§Sports medicine includes sports medicine and family practice.
 ∥ ∥Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery includes cardiothoracic surgery.
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In addition, there were 2535 residents in AOA-approved training programs in the 2005-2006 academic year, representing a 5% increase from the 2422 residents in training during 2004-2005. 
The AOA has established mechanisms by which osteopathic physicians may obtain approval for training provided through residency training programs approved by the ACGME (ie, Resolution 42 [A/2000]—Approval of ACGME Training as an AOA-Approved Internship). This approval is key for osteopathic physicians seeking medical licensure in states that require an osteopathic internship (ie, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) and for physicians who seek osteopathic specialty board certification. Between July 2001 and October 2006, a total of 1241 osteopathic physicians petitioned the AOA for approval of their first year of ACGME postgraduate training. As of October 10, 2006, 774 (62%) of these applications have been approved; 455 (37%), approved pending completion of residency training or requirements under Resolution 42; and 12 (<1%), denied. 
Conclusion
The AOA's Division of Postdoctoral Training continues to look forward to working with osteopathic training programs and their osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions during the coming year as the new internship process is implemented. Postdoctoral residency training continues to demonstrate positive growth in geographic regions where osteopathic opportunities were previously limited for COM graduates. The AOA is committed to working collaboratively with other stakeholders in OGME to provide high-quality training opportunities to COM graduates. 
Figure 3.
The colleges of osteopathic medicine listed had more than 50% of their participating graduates matched to internships through the American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program in the 2004–2005 academic year.
Figure 3.
The colleges of osteopathic medicine listed had more than 50% of their participating graduates matched to internships through the American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program in the 2004–2005 academic year.
Figure 4.
American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program. When compared to data reported for 2004–2005,1 the number of approved osteopathic medical internships in the 2005–2006 academic year increased in 9 states but decreased in 10 states. The number of internship positions added or lost in each state noted is provided in parentheses.
Figure 4.
American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program. When compared to data reported for 2004–2005,1 the number of approved osteopathic medical internships in the 2005–2006 academic year increased in 9 states but decreased in 10 states. The number of internship positions added or lost in each state noted is provided in parentheses.
Obradovic JL, Beaudry SW, Winslow-Falbo P. Osteopathic graduate medical education. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006;106:59-68. Available at: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/106/2/59. Accessed February 21, 2007.
Crosby JB. The match—AOA's commitment to osteopathic medicine [executive director's desk]. The DO. May 2005;46:15-18.
Crosby JB. The osteopathic internship is here to stay. September 26, 2006. AOA Daily Report [serial online]. Chicago, Ill: American Osteopathic Association; 2006. Available at: http://blogs.do-online.org/dailyreport.php?itemid=339. Accessed February 21, 2007.
Opipari MI. Osteopathic internship restructuring. Slide show presented at: OME 17th Annual Leadership Conference; January 13, 2007; Washington, DC. Available at: https://www.do-online.org/pdf/acc_postdocomeconf07restructopipari.pdf. Accessed February 21, 2007.
Obradovic JL, Beaudry SW, Winslow-Falbo P. Osteopathic graduate medical education [published correction appears in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006;106:46]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004;104:468-478. Available at: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/104/11/468. Accessed February 21, 2007.
Obradovic JL, Winslow-Falbo P. Osteopathic graduate medical education [published correction appears in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004;104:147]. JAm Osteopath Assoc. 2003;103:513-522. Available at: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/reprint/103/11/513. Accessed February 21, 2007.
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Figure 1.
Restructuring the traditional osteopathic internship under the revised three-option model provided by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Postdoctoral Training to each of the 23 specialty colleges in 2006. For trainees' first year of postgraduate medical training, each specialty college selected the training pathway option that best fit their needs. OGME indicates osteopathic graduate medical education. *Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services. †Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology. ‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy. §Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1. To learn more about the AOA's specialty colleges, please see http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=lcl_spclty.
Figure 1.
Restructuring the traditional osteopathic internship under the revised three-option model provided by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Postdoctoral Training to each of the 23 specialty colleges in 2006. For trainees' first year of postgraduate medical training, each specialty college selected the training pathway option that best fit their needs. OGME indicates osteopathic graduate medical education. *Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services. †Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology. ‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy. §Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1. To learn more about the AOA's specialty colleges, please see http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=lcl_spclty.
Figure 2.
Components of the traditional osteopathic rotating internship (AOA OGME-1 Traditional [Internship]), the third option in the revised three-option model provided by the Council on Postdoctoral Training (Figure 1).
Figure 2.
Components of the traditional osteopathic rotating internship (AOA OGME-1 Traditional [Internship]), the third option in the revised three-option model provided by the Council on Postdoctoral Training (Figure 1).
Figure 3.
The colleges of osteopathic medicine listed had more than 50% of their participating graduates matched to internships through the American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program in the 2004–2005 academic year.
Figure 3.
The colleges of osteopathic medicine listed had more than 50% of their participating graduates matched to internships through the American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program in the 2004–2005 academic year.
Figure 4.
American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program. When compared to data reported for 2004–2005,1 the number of approved osteopathic medical internships in the 2005–2006 academic year increased in 9 states but decreased in 10 states. The number of internship positions added or lost in each state noted is provided in parentheses.
Figure 4.
American Osteopathic Association's Intern/Resident Registration Program. When compared to data reported for 2004–2005,1 the number of approved osteopathic medical internships in the 2005–2006 academic year increased in 9 states but decreased in 10 states. The number of internship positions added or lost in each state noted is provided in parentheses.
Table 1
AOA Registration Program: Intern Match Class of 2005 Participants Matched to First Choice Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by COM

COM

Graduates, No.

Total Matched, No. (%)*

Matched With First Choice, No. (%)*
ATSU-KCOM15070 (47)61 (87)
DMU-COM 194 60 (31) 55 (92)
KCUMB-COM24181 (34)78 (96)
LECOM 185 107 (58) 93 (87)
MSUCOM124107 (86)100 (93)
MWU/AZCOM 133 28 (21) 27 (96)
MWU/CCOM15552 (34)44 (85)
NSU-COM 207 97 (47) 93 (96)
NYCOM/NYIT265110 (42)96 (87)
OSU-COM 83 36 (43) 36 (100)
OU-COM10150 (50)45 (90)
PCOM 245 149 (61) 136 (91)
PCSOM5921 (36)19 (90)
TCOM 115 31 (27) 27 (87)
TUCOM-CA12130 (25)26 (87)
UMDNJ-SOM 82 56 (68) 51 (91)
UNECOM10945 (41)41 (91)
WesternU/COMP 185 55 (30) 51 (93)
WVSOM 72
43 (60)
41 (95)
Total 2826 1228 (44) 1120 (91)
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear with their abbreviations in the appendix on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Total of 2826 graduates represents the class of 2005 and does not include 82 graduates from previous years or military match participants.
Table 1
AOA Registration Program: Intern Match Class of 2005 Participants Matched to First Choice Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by COM

COM

Graduates, No.

Total Matched, No. (%)*

Matched With First Choice, No. (%)*
ATSU-KCOM15070 (47)61 (87)
DMU-COM 194 60 (31) 55 (92)
KCUMB-COM24181 (34)78 (96)
LECOM 185 107 (58) 93 (87)
MSUCOM124107 (86)100 (93)
MWU/AZCOM 133 28 (21) 27 (96)
MWU/CCOM15552 (34)44 (85)
NSU-COM 207 97 (47) 93 (96)
NYCOM/NYIT265110 (42)96 (87)
OSU-COM 83 36 (43) 36 (100)
OU-COM10150 (50)45 (90)
PCOM 245 149 (61) 136 (91)
PCSOM5921 (36)19 (90)
TCOM 115 31 (27) 27 (87)
TUCOM-CA12130 (25)26 (87)
UMDNJ-SOM 82 56 (68) 51 (91)
UNECOM10945 (41)41 (91)
WesternU/COMP 185 55 (30) 51 (93)
WVSOM 72
43 (60)
41 (95)
Total 2826 1228 (44) 1120 (91)
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear with their abbreviations in the appendix on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Total of 2826 graduates represents the class of 2005 and does not include 82 graduates from previous years or military match participants.
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Table 2
AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program Intern Match Summary for the Class of 2005 by COM and Program Type


COM, No. (%)*p

Internship Program Type
ATSUKCOM
DMUCOM
KCUMBCOM
LECOM
MSUCOM
MWU/AZCOM
MWU/CCOM
NSUCOM
NYCOM/NYIT
OSUCOM
OUCOM
PCOM
PCSOM
TCOM
TUCOMCA
UMDNJSOM
UNECOM
WesternU/COMP
WVSOM
Total
Anesthesiology2 (3)01 (1)02 (2)0001 (1)2 (6)1 (2)01 (5)00000010 (1)
Diagnostic radiology 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 0 3 (6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (1)
Emergency medicine6 (9)3 (5)9 (11)4 (4)4 (4)2 (7)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)6 (17)2 (4)6 (4)1 (5)02 (7)3 (5)1 (2)5 (9)1 (2)64 (5)
Family practice 11 (16) 3 (5) 11 (14) 8 (8) 12 (11) 4 (14) 7 (14) 16 (17) 10 (9) 7 (19) 8 (16) 16 (11) 1 (5) 3 (10) 2 (7) 3 (5) 12 (27) 0 3 (7) 137 (11)
Internal medicine5 (7)6 (10)6 (7)11 (10)15 (14)1 (4)011 (11)9 (8)2 (6)8 (16)6 (4)2 (10)4 (13)1 (3)10 (18)1 (2)1 (2)7 (16)106 (9)
Internal medicine (Pediatrics) 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 0 3 (<1)
Obstetrics and gynecology4 (6)3 (5)4 (5)3 (3)8 (8)1 (4)2 (4)03 (3)1 (3)1 (2)01 (5)2 (7)1 (3)2 (4)05 (9)1 (2)42 (3)
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery 2 (3) 2 (3) 4 (5) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2) 2 (1) 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 1 (2) 19 (2)
Pediatrics3 (4)1 (2)1 (1)1 (1)3 (3)1 (4)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)3 (8)2 (4)5 (3)01 (3)02 (4)003 (7)35 (3)
Psychiatry 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (4) 0 0 0 7 (1)
Traditional rotating34 (49)36 (60)43 (53)77 (72)56 (52)19 (68)38 (73)61 (63)75 (68)12 (33)25 (50)112 (75)14 (67)21 (68)24 (80)31 (55)30 (67)43 (78)27 (63)778 (63)
Surgery 2 (3) 6 (10) 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 2 (6) 2 (4) 0 0 0 0 3 (5) 0 0 0 20 (2)
Urological surgery 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matched, No. 70 60 81 107 107 28 52 97 110 36 50 149 21 31 30 56 45 55 43 1228
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear in the appendix with their abbreviations on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Indicates specialty track internship specialties. Except for traditional rotating internships, all other internship program types listed are special emphasis internship specialties. Pathology, though it is not included in this table, is also a special emphasis internship specialty.
 A total of 1128 graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine in 2005 participated in the American Osteopathic Association's student match program and were matched to internships. This total does not include military match participants.
Table 2
AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program Intern Match Summary for the Class of 2005 by COM and Program Type


COM, No. (%)*p

Internship Program Type
ATSUKCOM
DMUCOM
KCUMBCOM
LECOM
MSUCOM
MWU/AZCOM
MWU/CCOM
NSUCOM
NYCOM/NYIT
OSUCOM
OUCOM
PCOM
PCSOM
TCOM
TUCOMCA
UMDNJSOM
UNECOM
WesternU/COMP
WVSOM
Total
Anesthesiology2 (3)01 (1)02 (2)0001 (1)2 (6)1 (2)01 (5)00000010 (1)
Diagnostic radiology 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 0 3 (6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (1)
Emergency medicine6 (9)3 (5)9 (11)4 (4)4 (4)2 (7)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)6 (17)2 (4)6 (4)1 (5)02 (7)3 (5)1 (2)5 (9)1 (2)64 (5)
Family practice 11 (16) 3 (5) 11 (14) 8 (8) 12 (11) 4 (14) 7 (14) 16 (17) 10 (9) 7 (19) 8 (16) 16 (11) 1 (5) 3 (10) 2 (7) 3 (5) 12 (27) 0 3 (7) 137 (11)
Internal medicine5 (7)6 (10)6 (7)11 (10)15 (14)1 (4)011 (11)9 (8)2 (6)8 (16)6 (4)2 (10)4 (13)1 (3)10 (18)1 (2)1 (2)7 (16)106 (9)
Internal medicine (Pediatrics) 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 0 3 (<1)
Obstetrics and gynecology4 (6)3 (5)4 (5)3 (3)8 (8)1 (4)2 (4)03 (3)1 (3)1 (2)01 (5)2 (7)1 (3)2 (4)05 (9)1 (2)42 (3)
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery 2 (3) 2 (3) 4 (5) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2) 2 (1) 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 1 (2) 19 (2)
Pediatrics3 (4)1 (2)1 (1)1 (1)3 (3)1 (4)1 (2)3 (3)5 (5)3 (8)2 (4)5 (3)01 (3)02 (4)003 (7)35 (3)
Psychiatry 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (4) 0 0 0 7 (1)
Traditional rotating34 (49)36 (60)43 (53)77 (72)56 (52)19 (68)38 (73)61 (63)75 (68)12 (33)25 (50)112 (75)14 (67)21 (68)24 (80)31 (55)30 (67)43 (78)27 (63)778 (63)
Surgery 2 (3) 6 (10) 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 2 (6) 2 (4) 0 0 0 0 3 (5) 0 0 0 20 (2)
Urological surgery 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matched, No. 70 60 81 107 107 28 52 97 110 36 50 149 21 31 30 56 45 55 43 1228
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; COM, college of osteopathic medicine. The full names of the COMs appear in the appendix with their abbreviations on pages 83-85 of this issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.Source: Data provided by the National Matching Service, February 14, 2005.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
 Indicates specialty track internship specialties. Except for traditional rotating internships, all other internship program types listed are special emphasis internship specialties. Pathology, though it is not included in this table, is also a special emphasis internship specialty.
 A total of 1128 graduates from colleges of osteopathic medicine in 2005 participated in the American Osteopathic Association's student match program and were matched to internships. This total does not include military match participants.
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Table 3
AOA Registration Program: Number of Approved Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by State and Academic Year, 1996-2006 *


Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Alabama5555500888
Alaska NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3
Arizona62766050414741373733
Arkansas 4 4 4 8 9 9 9 8 8 8
California71616163809268807785
Colorado 33 33 8 14 7 11 11 11 8 4
Connecticut8988151315131313
Delaware 6 NA NA 8 8 14 14 19 19 19
Florida157170164145146146146164156146
Georgia 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11
Illinois808686861058780122132132
Indiana 19 19 19 19 19 14 19 15 16 15
Iowa2828282820206101010
Kansas 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24
KentuckyNANANANA606632444444
Louisiana NA NA NA NA NA 2 0 2 2 2
Maine19191717252525272730
Massachusetts 26 27 27 26 28 28 28 22 22 21
Michigan447403419385402421392477503510
Minnesota NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 14 14 10
MississippiNANA44660660
Missouri 83 77 66 66 66 66 66 65 57 57
NevadaNANANANA666103232
New Hampshire NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
New Jersey195187183171174178178188201196
New Mexico NA NA 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
New York360408396367380429423388386368
North Carolina NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 8 8 8
North DakotaNANANANANANANANANA5
Ohio 235 246 258 231 240 240 240 248 251 264
Oklahoma64646464566060796464
Oregon 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 0
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436470465
South Carolina NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
Tennessee13000010001414
Texas 72 73 97 74 58 62 62 71 52 54
Virginia6666181212192828
Washington NA NA NA 4 4 4 0 0 0 5
West Virginia44444650434647717676
Wisconsin 5 0 0 0 0 15 0 23 23 28
Wyoming NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
4
4
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743 2815 2808
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Source: Training Programs by State: Year-End Reports, Division of Postdoctoral Training, American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, Ill.
 *Data shown represent the number of positions approved by the executive committee of the American Osteopathic Association's Council on Postdoctoral Training of the Program and Trainee Review Committee for the academic year indicated. Osteopathic medical internship positions are not currently approved in the District of Columbia or in the following nine states: Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont. Osteopathic medical internship positions were approved in Alaska and North Dakota in the 2005-2006 academic year. Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
Table 3
AOA Registration Program: Number of Approved Osteopathic Medical Internship Positions by State and Academic Year, 1996-2006 *


Academic Year
State
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Alabama5555500888
Alaska NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3
Arizona62766050414741373733
Arkansas 4 4 4 8 9 9 9 8 8 8
California71616163809268807785
Colorado 33 33 8 14 7 11 11 11 8 4
Connecticut8988151315131313
Delaware 6 NA NA 8 8 14 14 19 19 19
Florida157170164145146146146164156146
Georgia 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11
Illinois808686861058780122132132
Indiana 19 19 19 19 19 14 19 15 16 15
Iowa2828282820206101010
Kansas 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24
KentuckyNANANANA606632444444
Louisiana NA NA NA NA NA 2 0 2 2 2
Maine19191717252525272730
Massachusetts 26 27 27 26 28 28 28 22 22 21
Michigan447403419385402421392477503510
Minnesota NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 14 14 10
MississippiNANA44660660
Missouri 83 77 66 66 66 66 66 65 57 57
NevadaNANANANA666103232
New Hampshire NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
New Jersey195187183171174178178188201196
New Mexico NA NA 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
New York360408396367380429423388386368
North Carolina NA NA NA NA NA 4 0 8 8 8
North DakotaNANANANANANANANANA5
Ohio 235 246 258 231 240 240 240 248 251 264
Oklahoma64646464566060796464
Oregon 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 0
Pennsylvania356367379403434476463436470465
South Carolina NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 4 4 4
Tennessee13000010001414
Texas 72 73 97 74 58 62 62 71 52 54
Virginia6666181212192828
Washington NA NA NA 4 4 4 0 0 0 5
West Virginia44444650434647717676
Wisconsin 5 0 0 0 0 15 0 23 23 28
Wyoming NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
4
4
4
Total 2426 2440 2437 2334 2489 2647 2473 2743 2815 2808
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Source: Training Programs by State: Year-End Reports, Division of Postdoctoral Training, American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, Ill.
 *Data shown represent the number of positions approved by the executive committee of the American Osteopathic Association's Council on Postdoctoral Training of the Program and Trainee Review Committee for the academic year indicated. Osteopathic medical internship positions are not currently approved in the District of Columbia or in the following nine states: Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont. Osteopathic medical internship positions were approved in Alaska and North Dakota in the 2005-2006 academic year. Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
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Table 4
No. of AOA–Approved Residency Programs and Residents Filling Available Positions as Reported* by Academic Year and Specialty,


2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006
Specialty
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Anesthesiology116845117050127357
□ Anesthesiology and pain management 1 2 0 2 3 0 2 3 1
Dermatology1997531895561910666
Diagnostic radiology 12 103 79 13 109 74 14 129 100
□ Radiation oncology000000000
□ Radiology (Vascular interventional) 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Emergency medicine386163603964036539692401
□ Emergency medicine and internal medicine 12 106 70 13 109 64 12 113 73
Family practice143159658014716325571641726507
□ Family practice and emergency medicine 4 24 13 4 24 12 5 36 14
Geriatrics§826552048354
Internal medicine 54 616 246 63 735 237 74 853 237
□ Cardiology1371301586441810847
□ Cardiology (Interventional) NA NA NA 3 5 1 5 12 0
□ Critical care medicine3613614103
□ Endocrinology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
□ Gastroenterology621147241572415
□ Hematology and oncology 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 5 1
□ Infectious diseases281281282
□ Nephrology 3 9 3 3 9 4 6 18 7
□ Oncology130130130
□ Pulmonary (Critical care) 3 12 5 3 12 7 5 17 6
□ Pulmonary medicine241120250
□ Rheumatology 0 0 0 3 6 0 3 6 2
Neurology639206392563920
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine# 13 60 27 14 62 24 22 88 16
Obstetrics and gynecology**323171563132015935336161
□ Maternal and fetal medicine 1 3 0 1 3 0 2 6 1
Ophthalmology9422994230114836
Orthopedic surgery 29 292 200 28 316 235 29 341 252
□ Hand surgery††NANANANANANA130
□ Orthopedic spine surgery†† NA NA NA NA NA NA 1 2 0
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery‡‡199172199268199772
Pathology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
□ Forensic pathology††NANANANANANA110
Pediatrics 15 162 29 15 162 59 14 154 63
□ Pediatric emergency medicine141141000
□ Pediatric radiology 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
□ Pediatrics (Internal medicine)21032105166
Physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine 1 9 4 1 9 6 3 28 14
Preventive medicine and public health132131130
□ Preventive medicine (Occupational and environmental) 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
Proctology121120121
Psychiatry 5 42 4 4 42 19 5 48 24
□ Child psychiatry120120120
Sports medicine§§ 12 37 7 13 44 5 14 48 10
Surgery (General)373352123632921740368234
□ General vascular surgery 9 22 3 7 18 1 9 21 5
□ Neurological surgery10533295238116639
□ Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2 9 6 2 9 8 4 14 9
□ Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery∥ ∥211331302110
□ Urological surgery 5
37
10
5
37
27
7
44
28
Total 552 4979 2327 569 5217 2422 649 5769 2535
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Sources: AOA Intern/Resident Contracts received by the division of postdoctoral training for the academic years shown; and AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system, academic year 2005-2006. Data for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years have been reported previously in JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.5,1 As noted in the first footnote, above, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding. Data shown for residency programs, positions, and residents is reported by the residency programs to the AOA's Division of Postdoctoral Training through the AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system. Although Match data does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training's Program and Trainee Review Committee, which has the sole authority to approve osteopathic medical residency programs and positions, meets quarterly and newly approved residency programs and positions are added to the AOA database at that time. Therefore, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete and will be finalized in the JAOA's 2008 Medical Education issue. Changes made to the data reported for the 2004-2005 academic year follow: (1) The number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 1, but has been updated to 2. (2) Similarly, the number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management positions was originally reported as 2, but has been updated to 3. (3) Consequently, the total number of AOA-approved residency programs for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 568, but has been updated to 569. (4) The total number of residency positions for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 5216, but has been updated to 5217.
 Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services.
 Family practice includes family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine as well as family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
 §Geriatrics includes geriatrics and family practice as well as geriatrics and internal medicine.
 Data is also available for interns and residents in their first year on the following specialty tracks: internal medicine (2003-2004, 118; 2004-2005, 110; and 2005-2006, 106), obstetrics and gynecology (2003-2004, 45; 2004-2005, 33; and 2005-2006, 42), otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery (2003-2004, 15; 2004-2005, 14; and 2005-2006, 19), and pediatrics (2003-2004, 30; 2004-2005, 34; and 2005-2006, 35). These numbers are exclusive of residency number. The total number of tracked internships for each academic year noted is as follows: 2003-2004, 208; 2004-2005, 191; and 2005-2006, 202.
 Critical care medicine includes critical care (surgery).
 #Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1.
 **Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology.
 ††Residency programs were approved by the AOA for hand surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and forensic pathology in the 2005-2006 academic year.
 ‡‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy.
 §§Sports medicine includes sports medicine and family practice.
 ∥ ∥Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery includes cardiothoracic surgery.
Table 4
No. of AOA–Approved Residency Programs and Residents Filling Available Positions as Reported* by Academic Year and Specialty,


2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006
Specialty
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Programs
Positions
Residents
Anesthesiology116845117050127357
□ Anesthesiology and pain management 1 2 0 2 3 0 2 3 1
Dermatology1997531895561910666
Diagnostic radiology 12 103 79 13 109 74 14 129 100
□ Radiation oncology000000000
□ Radiology (Vascular interventional) 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Emergency medicine386163603964036539692401
□ Emergency medicine and internal medicine 12 106 70 13 109 64 12 113 73
Family practice143159658014716325571641726507
□ Family practice and emergency medicine 4 24 13 4 24 12 5 36 14
Geriatrics§826552048354
Internal medicine 54 616 246 63 735 237 74 853 237
□ Cardiology1371301586441810847
□ Cardiology (Interventional) NA NA NA 3 5 1 5 12 0
□ Critical care medicine3613614103
□ Endocrinology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
□ Gastroenterology621147241572415
□ Hematology and oncology 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 5 1
□ Infectious diseases281281282
□ Nephrology 3 9 3 3 9 4 6 18 7
□ Oncology130130130
□ Pulmonary (Critical care) 3 12 5 3 12 7 5 17 6
□ Pulmonary medicine241120250
□ Rheumatology 0 0 0 3 6 0 3 6 2
Neurology639206392563920
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine# 13 60 27 14 62 24 22 88 16
Obstetrics and gynecology**323171563132015935336161
□ Maternal and fetal medicine 1 3 0 1 3 0 2 6 1
Ophthalmology9422994230114836
Orthopedic surgery 29 292 200 28 316 235 29 341 252
□ Hand surgery††NANANANANANA130
□ Orthopedic spine surgery†† NA NA NA NA NA NA 1 2 0
Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery‡‡199172199268199772
Pathology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
□ Forensic pathology††NANANANANANA110
Pediatrics 15 162 29 15 162 59 14 154 63
□ Pediatric emergency medicine141141000
□ Pediatric radiology 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
□ Pediatrics (Internal medicine)21032105166
Physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine 1 9 4 1 9 6 3 28 14
Preventive medicine and public health132131130
□ Preventive medicine (Occupational and environmental) 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
Proctology121120121
Psychiatry 5 42 4 4 42 19 5 48 24
□ Child psychiatry120120120
Sports medicine§§ 12 37 7 13 44 5 14 48 10
Surgery (General)373352123632921740368234
□ General vascular surgery 9 22 3 7 18 1 9 21 5
□ Neurological surgery10533295238116639
□ Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2 9 6 2 9 8 4 14 9
□ Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery∥ ∥211331302110
□ Urological surgery 5
37
10
5
37
27
7
44
28
Total 552 4979 2327 569 5217 2422 649 5769 2535
 Abbreviations: AOA, American Osteopathic Association; NA, not applicable.Sources: AOA Intern/Resident Contracts received by the division of postdoctoral training for the academic years shown; and AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system, academic year 2005-2006. Data for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years have been reported previously in JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.5,1 As noted in the first footnote, above, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete.
 *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding. Data shown for residency programs, positions, and residents is reported by the residency programs to the AOA's Division of Postdoctoral Training through the AOA's Trainee Information, Verification, and Registration Audit system. Although Match data does not change in a given year, program data does change because the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training's Program and Trainee Review Committee, which has the sole authority to approve osteopathic medical residency programs and positions, meets quarterly and newly approved residency programs and positions are added to the AOA database at that time. Therefore, current data for the 2005-2006 academic year are to be considered incomplete and will be finalized in the JAOA's 2008 Medical Education issue. Changes made to the data reported for the 2004-2005 academic year follow: (1) The number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management was originally reported as 1, but has been updated to 2. (2) Similarly, the number of AOA-approved residency programs for anesthesiology and pain management positions was originally reported as 2, but has been updated to 3. (3) Consequently, the total number of AOA-approved residency programs for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 568, but has been updated to 569. (4) The total number of residency positions for the 2004-2005 academic year was originally reported as 5216, but has been updated to 5217.
 Emergency medicine includes emergency medical services.
 Family practice includes family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine as well as family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
 §Geriatrics includes geriatrics and family practice as well as geriatrics and internal medicine.
 Data is also available for interns and residents in their first year on the following specialty tracks: internal medicine (2003-2004, 118; 2004-2005, 110; and 2005-2006, 106), obstetrics and gynecology (2003-2004, 45; 2004-2005, 33; and 2005-2006, 42), otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery (2003-2004, 15; 2004-2005, 14; and 2005-2006, 19), and pediatrics (2003-2004, 30; 2004-2005, 34; and 2005-2006, 35). These numbers are exclusive of residency number. The total number of tracked internships for each academic year noted is as follows: 2003-2004, 208; 2004-2005, 191; and 2005-2006, 202.
 Critical care medicine includes critical care (surgery).
 #Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manual medicine includes neuromusculoskeletal medicine +1.
 **Obstetrics and gynecology includes gynecological oncology.
 ††Residency programs were approved by the AOA for hand surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and forensic pathology in the 2005-2006 academic year.
 ‡‡Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery includes otolaryngology and otolaryngologic allergy.
 §§Sports medicine includes sports medicine and family practice.
 ∥ ∥Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery includes cardiothoracic surgery.
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