Among the factors that can contribute to medical specialty choice is the magnitude of opportunity. This unique view of program data reveal which specialties offer the greatest number of first-year residency positions.
To get you started within a specialty, each link takes you to a list of the 10 programs offering the most first-year positions for that specialty.
Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2022. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
In 2022, FREIDA users tallied more than 6 million views of residency programs. With this collection, we draw from more than 60,000 first-year residency positions to share the 10 specialties that offer the most first-year medical residency positions.
Most first-year medical residency positions of 2022