Specialty Trends of 2012

According to the NRMP:


Match results can be an indicator of career interests among U.S. medical school seniors. Among the
notable trends this year:
• Dermatology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology,
thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery were the most competitive fields for applicants.
• Emergency medicine programs offered 61 more positions and filled all 1,668 available
• Anesthesiology programs offered 78 more positions, and U.S. seniors filled 725 of the
919 positions offered.


Reference: http://www.nrmp.org/pressrelease2012.pdf