Exclusive: medical school in the works at NMSU.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also called The Match, is a United States-based private non-profit non-governmental organization created in 1952 to place U.S. medical school students into residency training programs located in United States teaching hospitals. Its mission has since expanded to include the placement of U.S. citizen and non-U.S. citizen international medical.
The magnitude of the projected physician workforce shortage speaks to the need to expand the number of residency training slots. Although the number of medical students being trained in the U.S.
The National Resident Matching Program reported that the 2015 Match offered a record number of positions and was the best ever for IMGs, and the match rate for US-citizen IMGs was the highest.
An interactive map of medical residency and fellowship program locations for the NRMP Match. Search and compare locations of different specialties (Couples Match). Helps medical students and MD physicians locate training programs (internships, residencies, and fellowships) in the United States.
Cap on Number of Medicare-Funded Training Slots. Until the enactment of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, 8 Medicare support of GME was open-ended (Iglehart, 1999). Before the Act, hospitals had a potent financial incentive to add new residency slots because each new position generated additional Medicare PRA and IME revenues (MedPAC, 2003).
Residency slots are extremely competitive due to their limited number, and limited federal funding for residency training is one of the reasons. The federal government, through Medicare, supports its share of the costs associated with training residents.
Residency slots that are taken by trainees from non-accredited schools reduce the number of slots available to trainees from accredited allopathic and osteopathic schools.