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Table 6 National Resident Matching Program thoracic surgery match data from 1996 to 2008 8.

From: Comparison of cardiothoracic surgery training in usa and germany

  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Certified positions 146 143 138 137 139 141 144 144 141 138 139 126 130
Certified applicant 197 176 175 156 156 148 149 145 161 134 104 91 96
Programs filled (%) 93.5 88.0 94.7 91.1 89.1 94.5 88.4 84.0 92.6 81.7 67.4 63.0 60.9
Positions filled (%) 95.9 92.3 96.4 93.4 92.1 95.7 91.0 85.4 93.6 87.7 71.9 66.7 66.9
Matched applicants (%) 71.1 75.0 76.0 82.1 82.1 91.2 87.9 84.8 82.0 90.3 96.2 92.3 90.6
Unmatched applicants (%) 28.9 25.0 24.0 17.9 17.9 8.8 12.1 15.2 18.0 9.7 3.8 7.7 9.4
Certified positions filled with US grads (%) 80.8 76.9 77.5 73.0 69.1 73.8 70.8 65.3 75.9 66.7 49.6 47.6 47.7