One hundred and four graduating medical students in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine have learned which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May.
A long-standing tradition at medical schools nationwide, Match Day is a highly anticipated event. It is the day that medical students learn where they are heading as new doctors to receive advanced clinical training in a residency program.
Gathered with family, friends and other supporters in the Berry Room of the Wright State University Nutter Center, the students took part in the national event that has become a rite of passage for those on the brink of becoming physicians.
More U.S. medical school seniors matched to primary care residency positions in the largest Main Residency Match® in NRMP history, according to new data released March 15 by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). The number of U.S. students choosing primary care rose by almost 400 over last year. These individuals were among the 17,487 graduating seniors who participated in the annual rite of passage known as The Match in ceremonies across the country.
Depending on where they match, students will spend the next three to five years as residents receiving advanced training in a primary care field or one of dozens of medical specialties. Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio, and across the country, including Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Clinic, Cambridge Health Alliance (Harvard), Duke University and the Mayo Clinic.
More than a third (38 percent) of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 14 percent will remain in the Dayton area. More than half (51.5 percent) will enter a primary care field (Family Medicine: 11.7 percent; Internal Medicine: 24.3 percent; Pediatrics: 13.6 percent; Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine: 1 percent; and Psychiatry/Family Medicine: 1 percent). The rest matched in 12 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 8.7 percent: Dermatology: 1 percent; Emergency Medicine: 8.7 percent: Obstetrics and Gynecology: 3.9 percent; Ophthalmology: 1.9 percent; Orthopaedic Surgery: 3.9 percent; Otolaryngology: 1 percent; Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical: 1 percent; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 1 percent; Psychiatry: 4.9 percent; Radiology-Diagnostic: 1 percent; and Surgery-General: 10.7 percent.