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Summer 2011 issue (pdf)

Match Day results

Some held their breath and waited minutes before slowly prying open their envelopes. Others tore into theirs before they reached their seats. Still others shut their eyes and prayed. But eventually, all the graduating students at The Medical College of Wisconsin opened their “Match Day” letters and learned where the next phase of their medical training will take place.   

On Match Day, which was March 17, 2011, graduating medical students nationwide found out where they will be serving residency training. A nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Of the 206 graduating seniors at the Medical College, 198 students obtained first-year residency positions through the Match. Of the remaining eight students, three obtained positions outside the match and five students decided to defer their residency.

For Lisa Kodadek of San Diego, it was a lifelong dream come true. Kodadek is headed to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for her general surgery training. Johns Hopkins was also Eric Kohler’s first choice; he will train there in pediatrics.

Steve Taylor’s Match Day was even more exciting. Not only did he get his first choice of programs at Missouri, but he and his wife welcomed their baby boy the same day!

Kate Simon not only went to medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin, she will do her residency in her hometown of Milwaukee as well. Her entire family was in attendance to learn the big news.

Many families filled the Alumni Center for the Match. Daniel Schmutz’s envelope was nearly the last one pulled from the bin. He, his wife Melissa, and three daughters are headed to Missouri, where he will do a residency in Emergency Medicine.

Zeit Fellowship winner Nicholas Kuehnel, from Kiel, Wisconsin, is thrilled to be studying pediatrics at Northwestern.

Sylvester Osayi, from Washington, D.C., says he’s ready to abandon his Badgers and become a Buckeyes fan. He and his girlfriend will move to Columbus to study general surgery at The Ohio State University.

Seventy-five of the graduates are remaining in Wisconsin for their residencies.

The most popular choices for Medical College graduates this year were largely in primary care fields, which attracted 37.9 percent of graduates. These include pediatrics (12.6percent of the class); internal medicine (12.6 percent); family medicine (10.2percent). The next top four choices were emergency anesthesiology (9.2 percent); emergency medicine (8.3 percent); surgery (7.8 percent); and radiology (5.3 percent).

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) selected 184 graduating medical students from across the nation who will continue their training in the Metro Milwaukee area. Fifty-seven of those students will come from The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Nicholas Kuehnel hugs his girlfriend after learning of his match to a pediatrics residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Match Day was held on St. Patrick's Day this year.

Nicholas Kuehnel hugs his girlfriend after learning of his match to a pediatrics residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Match Day was held on St. Patrick's Day this year.

Lisa Kodadek is elated after being matched to a surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Lisa Kodadek is elated after being matched to a surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Mark Eric Kohler celebrates his match to a pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Mark Eric Kohler celebrates his match to a pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Daniel Schmutz and (most of) his family cheer the news of his match to an emergency medicine residency at Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Daniel Schmutz and (most of) his family cheer the news of his match to an emergency medicine residency at Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kate Simon is happy to hear she will be staying at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals for her surgery residency.

Kate Simon is happy to hear she will be staying at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals for her surgery residency.

 

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Title:
List where they're going.
By:
Benson Massey
Date:
07-31-11  8:15 PM
Comment:

Most other Medical School alumni magazines, when commenting on Match Day, include a listing of where the students are going for this next stage of their training. MCW should too.

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