Graduating Students at New York Medical College School of Medicine Celebrate Their Residency Training Placement
At Match Day 2020, Medical Students Learn Where They Will Continue Their Medical Education
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
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 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, in order to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.
This year, NYMC medical students were matched at all of NYMC’s major local partner hospitals including Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Westchester Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, St. Joseph's Health in Paterson, New Jersey, Lenox Hill Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center. In addition, NYMC graduates will be headed to nationally leading teaching hospitals such as Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Stanford, Tufts, Mount Sinai, New York University, Duke, UCSF, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Walter Reed and the University of Virginia.
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, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and plastic surgery. Forty-nine percent will pursue a career in primary care.
“Match Day is one of the most meaningful days for our students as they learn where they will take their next steps on the path to becoming outstanding physicians, though they will always be a part of the NYMC family," 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 that has resulted in them securing this wonderful quality and breadth of residencies.”
The top career choices for the NYMC School of Medicine Class of 2020 were internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, general surgery, family medicine, radiology, orthopedics and obstetrics and gynecology.
Students will be training in 24 states and Canada at 104 different institutions ranging from the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington), the South (Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida), the Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin) and the East Coast, including our home state of New York where 48 percent of the SOM graduates will do their training. Other popular states include California, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
“Our students have worked very hard for this day,” said Jane M. Ponterio, M.D. ’81, senior associate dean for student affairs. “We, the deans, faculty and staff, share in the students' excitement and we congratulate all of them on this wonderful accomplishment. We are proud of all of our students who have matched at more than 100 hospitals all around the country in many specialties. Today we celebrate not only where are students will be going after graduation, but also the exceptional physicians they will become. The School of Medicine has a long tradition of students matching in excellent training programs and this year is no exception. We wish the Class of 2020 the best of luck in their future training programs and in their future practice of medicine. We are so proud.”
New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) 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 23,500 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, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and the Touro College School of Health Sciences’ nursing program at NYMC. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.