Friday, March 18, marked one of the most important days in a medical student's career: Match Day.
This annual event marks the time when medical students across the country find out—at the same time—where they will “match” for post-graduation residency programs, among the last steps to becoming a practicing physician. The National Resident Matching Program pulls data from the ranked lists of all the soon-to-be graduates and recent graduates and matches them with open residency spots, though not every student receives a match.
As in years past, our 199 students who matched were chosen by residency programs at top-ranked hospitals throughout the United States. Notably, 22% will continue serving the Cleveland community through residencies at Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals, and 25% will remain in Ohio.
Top residency choices this year include anesthesiology, radiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and general surgery. Thirty percent of the class will go into primary care specialties.
To see highlights of this year's Match Day, watch the video below:
We are pleased that our medical students have matched to the specialties and the hospitals they wanted—many of which are among the elite for training and located here in our Cleveland community. This year's match results are a testament to the excellence and hard work of our students and speak to the strength of our curriculum and our outstanding faculty.
Take a look at coverage from WKYC, 19 News and see coverage from Fox 8.