JOHN S. GRAETTINGER, M.D.
The attractiveness of careers in internal medicine to senior medical students from schools in the United States has been diminishing (1). The results of the 1988 National Resident Matching Program show a further decrease in the filling of categorical career positions. Participating categorical programs increased to 417 from 404, but the number of positions offered decreased by 144 to 5197, compared with those offered in 1987. The number of US senior medical students matched decreased by 110 to 3316, the lowest number matched since 1978. Since 1985, US senior medical students matched in categorical programs in internal medicine have decreased
GRAETTINGER JS. The 1988 National Resident Matching Program. Ann Intern Med. ;108:761–762. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-5-761
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(5):761-762.
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