Marshall School of Medicine announces 2024 Match Day results

Marshall School of Medicine announces 2024 Match Day results
Class of 2024 achieves 100% match rate

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Fourth-year medical students from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine found out today during the annual Match Day ceremony where they will train for the next three to seven years. A total of 59 students from the Class of 2024 matched to residency programs, representing a 100% match rate for the class.

Coordinated by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the main residency match process uses a computerized mathematical 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 across the country, all opened their match letters at the same date and time.

Thirty-seven percent of Marshall students matched to 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 child neurology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, pathology, psychiatry and radiation oncology programs. One student triple-board matched in pediatrics, psychiatry and child psychiatry. Outside of the NRMP, two Marshall students matched in military residency programs and one student in Marshall’s new rural psychiatry residency program. Thirty-one students will remain in West Virginia to complete their residency training.

 Across the U.S., this represents the largest Match in the NRMP’s 72-year history, with 44,853 registered applicants submitted program choices for 41,503 available positions in 6,395 residency training programs.

"Marshall has gone above and beyond to prepare me to practice medicine anywhere, but particularly in Appalachia. I'm grateful that I get to continue to do that," said Caroline Briggs of Ashland, Kentucky. She matched into an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is the president of the class of 2024.

View the complete match list for the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024. Photos from the event are available at For news and information about the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, follow us on X @MUSOMWV, like us on Facebook or visit



Date Posted: Friday, March 15, 2024