FAIRBORN — Ninety-nine medical students of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned March 17 where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives completing residency training after receiving their medical degrees in May.
A long-standing tradition at medical schools nationwide, match day is a highly anticipated event. It is the day that medical students learn where they are heading as new doctors to receive advanced clinical training in a residency program.
Surrounded by friends and family in the Apollo Room of the Wright State University Student Union, each student waited for his or her envelope to be announced by Dean Margaret M. Dunn, M.D.
In 2016, more than 42,000 applicants vied for more than 30,000 residency positions at institutions nationwide. The 2017 Match is expected to be even larger.
Depending on where they match, students will spend the next three to five years as residents receiving advanced training in a primary care field or one of dozens of medical specialties. Wright State students matched in programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio and across the country, including Case Western/University Hospitals Case Medical Center, University of Michigan Hospitals – Ann Arbor, Wake Forest University and Yale University – New Haven Hospitals.
More than 40 percent of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 22.1 percent will remain in Southwest Ohio. Almost half (48.5 percent) will enter a primary care field (Family Medicine: 21.2 percent; Internal Medicine: 17.2 percent; Pediatrics: 10.1 percent). The rest matched in 15 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 2 percent; Dermatology: 2 percent; Emergency Medicine: 8.1 percent; Neurological Surgery: 1 percent; Neurology: 5.1 percent; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 6.1 percent; Ophthalmology: 1 percent; Orthopaedic Surgery: 6.1 percent; Pathology: 1 percent; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2 percent; Psychiatry: 7.1 percent; Radiology-Diagnostic: 2 percent; Surgery: 5.1 percent; Psychiatry/Family Medicine: 1 percent; and Plastic Surgery: 2 percent.
A complete list of all matches is available at medicine.wright.edu/match.