FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 15, 2019
Contact: Sheanna Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Sixty-two medical students from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine found out today at noon during the annual Match Day event where they will train for the next three to seven years.
Coordinated by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the main residency match process uses a complicated algorithm that pairs the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, resulting in a best result for graduating students. Marshall students, along with medical students from around the world, all opened their match letters at the same date and time.
“Match Day is a pinnacle moment in the life of a medical student,” said Bobby Miller, M.D., vice dean of medical education at the Marshall School of Medicine. “All their hard work has led to this moment as they learn where they will receive the training that will shape the course of their medical careers.”
More than 53 percent matched into primary care residencies, which are identified in West Virginia as family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students were accepted into anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, psychiatry and radiology programs. One student also matched in the military match that occurred in late 2018.
Across the country, this is the largest match on record, according to the NRMP, with 44,600 registered applicants and more than 35,000 positions offered.
View the complete match list for the School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 at https://jcesom.marshall.edu/media/57789/2019-match.pdf.
Date Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019