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Graduating Students at New York Medical College School of Medicine Celebrate Their Residency Training Placement

At Match Day 2019, Medical Students Learn Where They Will Continue Their Medical Education

Date: March 15, 2019
Happy Students at SOM Match Day 2019
Happy Students at SOM Match Day 2019
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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, found out where they were matched to medical residency programs. 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 and Stamford Hospital. In addition, NYMC graduates will be headed to nationally leading teaching hospitals such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Barnes-Washington University, Mount Sinai, New York University, Johns Hopkins, Duke, UCSF and UCLA.

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, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, pathology, OB/GYN and vascular surgery.

“I am very excited to celebrate this special day with the SOM Class of 2019. This is one of the most meaningful days for our students as they move forward toward becoming the outstanding physicians of tomorrow," said Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean, School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology. “We are very proud of the quality and breadth of the residencies that our medical students have secured.”

The top career choices for the NYMC School of Medicine Class of 2019 were internal medicine, radiology, pediatrics, anesthesia and general surgery.

Students will be training in 23 states across the country at 92 different institutions ranging from the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington), the South (Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida), the midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Missouri) and the East Coast which includes our home state of New York where 40 percent of the SOM graduates will do their training.  Other popular states include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

“New York Medical College is pleased to note that many graduating medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine were placed at Westchester Medical Center,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer.

"Match Day is the culmination of years of hard work for the fourth-year medical students and marks the beginning of their careers. It is a stressful time for many medical students across the country, however, the NYMC School of Medicine has a long history of having extremely successful match results and we hope our students will all be very happy with their outcomes," said Susan Rachlin, M.D., FACR, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of radiology. "As their time at New York Medical College is nearing an end, we hope they will remember their time fondly as we will remember them and we wish them all the best of luck."

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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.