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New York Medical College School of Medicine Seniors Learn Their Future on Match Day

More than 200 Medical Students Will Simultaneously Learn Where They Will Spend Their Residency Training

Date: March 17, 2017
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More than 200 Medical Students Will Simultaneously Learn Where They Will Spend Their Residency Training 

VALHALLA, N.Y., March 17, 2017—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, 200+ medical 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, thoracic surgery and plastic surgery.

“Match Day is an exciting time for graduating seniors, their families, and the faculty that has been with these students since the beginning of their medical school career,” said Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., vice chancellor of student affairs and senior associate dean for student affairs, School of Medicine. “We are very proud of the impressive residencies secured by our nearly 200 fourth-year students and wish them the very best in this next chapter of their careers as medical professionals. 

The top career choices for the Class of 2017 were internal medicine (20%), pediatrics (12%), and emergency medicine (12%). More than 47% percent of the class chose programs in primary care—internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine or ob/gyn.

Forty-two percent of the class will remain in New York. Several were placed in the College’s affiliated hospitals, including Westchester Medical Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center 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. The NRMP expects the 2017 Main Residency Match to be the largest in history, exceeding the more than 42,000 applicants who registered for the 2016 Match.

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.

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