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New York Medical College Seniors Learn Their Future on Match Day

Match Day is a milestone for all graduating medical students, marking an important step to becoming a physician.

Date: March 18, 2016
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Nearly 200 Students Will Simultaneously Learn Where They Will Spend Their Residency Training 

VALHALLA, N.Y., March 18, 2016—At the stroke of noon today, medical school seniors across the nation received simultaneous notification of where they will perform their residency training.

At New York Medical College, 190 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 vascular surgery, neurological surgery and otolaryngology.

“Match Day is a milestone for all graduating medical students, marking an important step to becoming a physician. We are very proud of the quality and breadth of the residencies that our NYMC medical students have secured. The faculty, family and friends of NYMC’s School of Medicine wish all of our graduating medical students the very best," said D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine.

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 2016 were internal medicine (19%), anesthesiology (13%), and emergency medicine (10%). More than 38% percent of the class chose programs in primary care—internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine or ob/gyn.

Forty-five 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 area hospitals, including Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System), Einstein/Montefiore 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.

Despite the fact that the information is readily available online, at New York Medical College, as at many prominent medical schools, the ritual is celebrated by the class together—in a boisterous, emotional gathering of students, sharing the moment with each other at a significant milestone in their lives.

About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 19,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College manages more than $32.6 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development. With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents, and other health providers. For more information, visit www.nymc.edu.

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