AAMC summarized the match this year:
U.S. medical school seniors celebrated Match Day on Thursday. More than 94 percent of seniors who applied for residencies this year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) were paired with a program of their choice-the highest percentage in more than three decades. In fact, 84.6 percent of those seniors matched to one of their top three program choices.
The 2008 Match was also the largest ever. Overall, 28,737 applicants vied for one of 22,240 first-year residency positions--the most applicants in history.
A record-high 15, 242 of those applicants were U.S. medical school seniors.
The number of first-year residency positions available through the Match was also the highest in history; 395 additional positions were added this year.
For more information, please read the press release from AAMC.
I am happy to say that we have heard from many happy residency client who matched with their first choice program this year.