Medical College seniors celebrate Match Day
Nancy Lee, MD ’12, receives a hug from Registrar Lesley Mack after matching to her first choice for residency. She will study anesthesiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York after her transitional residency.
Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and their peers nationwide, were matched to their residency positions via the National Residency Matching Program on March 16.
Of the 202 fourth-year medical students at the Medical College, 196 students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day. Of the remaining six, five obtained positions outside the match and one student decided to defer residency.
Sixty-nine of the Medical College’s graduating seniors (34.1 percent) will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training.
Primary care fields attracted 32 percent of Medical College graduates this year. Those fields include pediatrics (11 percent of the class), internal medicine (10 percent), family medicine (eight percent), and medicine/pediatrics (two percent). The three top choices of specialty were anesthesiology (15 percent), radiology (10 percent), and emergency medicine (8 percent).
The remaining 35 percent of graduating physicians selected specialties including obstetrics/gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, pathology, child neurology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, child psychiatry, psychiatry, dermatology and otolaryngology.
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