Ninety-six medical students of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned on March 16, 2018 where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives completing residency training after receiving their medical degrees in May.
More than 35 percent of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 15 percent will remain in Dayton. More than a third (42.8 percent) will enter a primary care field (Family Medicine: 18.8 percent; Internal Medicine: 14.6 percent; Pediatrics: 7.3 percent; and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: 2.1 percent). The rest matched in 15 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 2.1 percent; Emergency Medicine: 11.5 percent; Neurology: 3.1 percent; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 1 percent; Ophthalmology: 1 percent; Orthopaedic Surgery: 5.2 percent; Otolaryngology: 1 percent; Pathology: 3.1 percent; Pediatrics: 7.3 percent; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 1 percent; Plastic Surgery: 3.1 percent; Psychiatry: 5.2 percent; Radiation Oncology: 1 percent; Radiology-Diagnostic: 2.1 percent; and Surgery: 16.7 percent.
A longstanding tradition at medical schools nationwide, Match Day is a highly anticipated event. It is the day when graduating medical students across the nation learn where they will be going as new doctors to receive advanced clinical training in a residency program. At exactly noon on the third Friday in March, students begin opening envelopes telling them if they matched in their first choice program or not.