At noon today, 85 Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine senior medical students participated in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The Match, conducted annually by the NRMP, is the primary system that matches applicants to residency training programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. Of the students who will receive their M.D. degrees in May, 20 percent will continue their training in Dayton-area residency programs.
Fifty-two percent will enter primary care medicine, but the new physicians will enter a wide range of medical specialties. Results, by specialty, from Wright State's Match are: Anesthesiology: 2.4 percent; Dermatology: 2.4 percent; Emergency Medicine: 9.4 percent; Family Practice: 16.5 percent; Internal Medicine: 12.9 percent; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: 5.9 percent; Neurology: 2.4 percent; Obstetrics And Gynecology: 5.9 percent; Ophthalmology: 2.4 percent; Orthopaedic Surgery: 8.2 percent; Otolaryngology: 1.2 percent; Pediatrics: 16.5 percent; Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation: 1.2 percent; Plastic Surgery: 1.2 percent; Psychiatry: 2.4 percent; Radiology: 1.2 percent; Surgery: 5.9 percent; Transitional Year: 1.2 percent; Urology: 1.2 percent.
The National Residency Matching Program was established in 1952 to provide an orderly and fair mechanism to match the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with residency program choices of applicants. The program provides a common time for the announcement of the appointments, as well as an agreement for programs and applicants to honor the commitment to offer and accept an appointment if a match results. More than 26,700 applicants in the NRMP found out which residency program they will enter for training.