School of Medicine students successful in specialized match process

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two fourth-year medical students at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have matched into ophthalmology residency positions through a specialized national matching process called the San Francisco Match.

“We are very pleased with our students’ performance in the San Francisco Match,” said Dr. Marie Veitia, associate dean for student affairs. “Both students matched into their first choice and I think it speaks to their outstanding capabilities. We are very proud of them.”

The students and their match locations are as follows:

Zubair A. Ansari, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health, Miama, Fla.; Joshua F. Hendrix, Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Ophthalmology residencies begin after the resident completes an internship year. These two students also will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) to determine where they will spend their preliminary year.

This year’s NRMP is scheduled for Friday, March 21.

Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014