The system, in short, is suffering from Congress-itis: an increasingly common ailment caused by the atrophying of the deliberative body.
*Correction, April 3, 2015: This article originally misstated that 52,860 doctors entered the match from medical schools outside the United States and only 26,252 matched.
You don’t want to waste your energy on a program that just isn’t that into you.
If they decide not to pursue a residency, it’s almost always by choice. For graduates of foreign medical schools, the world is a harsher place.
Despite the pressure of Match Day, life is pretty forgiving to U. This year, 12,380 doctors attempted to match from medical schools outside the United States.
It’s not the first day of anatomy lab, when students cut into cadavers, or the beginning of rotations, when they meet patients for the first time.
It’s match day—the day when soon-to-be doctors find out where they will complete their residencies.