VALHALLA, N.Y., March 21, 2014—At the stroke of noon today, more than 17,000 medical school seniors across the nation received simultaneous notification of where they will undergo their residency training.
At New York Medical College, 189 students were matched to residency programs such as internal medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine and radiology, as well as specialty programs such as dermatology, neurological surgery and otolaryngology. Speaking to the assembled students shortly before noon today, Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., vice chancellor of university student affairs, called it “a very successful match,” and a clear indication that New York Medical College is a superb medical school, educating some of the nation’s finest physicians.
The top career choices for the Class of 2014 were internal medicine (16%), pediatrics (13%), radiology (12%) and anesthesiology (10%). Forty-two percent of the class chose programs in primary care—internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine or ob/gyn.
Forty-eight percent of the class will remain in New York. Several were placed in the College’s affiliated hospitals, including Westchester Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital Center, and at other hospitals in the area, including North Shore-LIJ Health System, Einstein/Beth Israel Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The Match, conducted annually by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, in order to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. Historically, the results serve as an indicator of career trends of new doctors.
At New York Medical College, the ritual is carried out the same way it has for more years—in a boisterous, emotional gathering of students, sharing the moment with each other at a significant milestone in their lives, despite the fact that the information is readily available online.
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