According to a press release from the National Resident Matching Program, primary care residencies saw an increase in the number of U.S. medical school graduates entering their programs.
All the numbers involved in the 2011 match seem to be on the increase: more slots, more applicants, more graduates of international medical schools.
As encouraging as the trend in primary care residencies may be, U.S. seniors fill only 50-60% of the available slots. In specialities like dermatology and orthopaedic surgery, US. medical graduates make up over 90% of the incoming cohort, a sign of how competitive they are.