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SOM Class of 2021 Celebrates Residency Training Placement

At Match Day 2021, School of Medicine students learn where they will continue their medical education

Date: March 19, 2021
School of Medicine Class of 2021 Virtual Match Day
School of Medicine Class of 2021 Virtual Match Day
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VALHALLA, NY – Today at noon, seniors at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM), along with graduating medical students across the nation, learned where they were matched to medical residency programs and will continue their training for the next several years in their chosen specialty. Although it was not the traditional in-person envelope opening ceremony, students learned where they matched online and a live stream of the event allowed family and friends to join in the celebration. Conducted annually by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the Match uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.

“Match Day marks a major step forward in the medical education of our students as they learn where they will continue on the path to becoming physicians,” said Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology. “We are very proud of our students and the hard work they have demonstrated these last four years resulting in securing this impressive quality and breadth of residencies. This is especially meaningful given the challenges our students have had to endure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2021 should be offered deep congratulations for their hard work, dedication and resiliency.”

This year, NYMC medical students, who will be training in 27 states at 104 different institutions, were matched at several of NYMC’s local affiliate hospitals, Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Westchester Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Lenox Hill Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and Phelps Hospital. NYMC graduates matched at many well-known top tier research-intensive academic medical centers as well including three hospitals of the Harvard Medical School System (Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General, Beth Israel-Deaconess), Washington University-St. Louis, Brown, Cleveland Clinic, Duke, Emory, Mount Sinai, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Montefiore, New York Presbyterian-Columbia, Weil Cornell, New York University, Stanford, Northwestern, University of Washington-Seattle, University of California San Francisco, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

SOM students were matched to residency programs in internal medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology, general surgery, emergency medicine, psychiatry, family medicine and radiology, as well as in specialty programs such as neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and plastic surgery.

The top career choices for the NYMC School of Medicine Class of 2021 were internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, family medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and radiology.  

Prior to Match Day, two SOM students who are both members of the U.S. Army, received their military match results: one matching in general surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center and the other matching in a transitional internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State.

“I am extremely proud of our two graduates who have met all the requirements of service in the U.S. Army while excelling in medical school,” said Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H. ’02, vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and medicine. “After graduation, they will be serving our country as both officers and physicians providing care to our men and women who have put themselves in harm’s way.”

“We are so proud of our students who have worked very hard for this day,” said Jane M. Ponterio, M.D. ’81, senior associate dean for student affairs. “All of us at NYMC share in our students' excitement and we congratulate them on this wonderful accomplishment. Today we celebrate not only where our students will be going after graduation, but also the outstanding physicians they will become. The NYMC School of Medicine has a long tradition of students matching in excellent training programs and this year is no exception.”

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Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,200 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.