More than 160 fourth-year students met their match today at the UC College of Medicine. In the annual ceremony, students met in MSB E-351 to open their residency envelopes in the company of friends, family and college faculty.
Dean of the College of Medicine Thomas Boat, MD, pulled the first envelope for the class, congratulating the students and urging them to take Match Day as a celebration before the hard work ahead.
"We wish all of you the very best," he added. "We will be pleased that some of you stay here in Cincinnati, and we'll be pleased if some of you go off and come back at some time. We're all very pleased to know that you all will go off and become terrific ambassadors for UC and the UC College of Medicine."
Here’s a portion of the breakdown
for where the class of 2014 will complete their residencies:
- Of the 163 matched students, 74 (45 percent) will stay in Ohio for their primary residencies.
- Of those, 17 will complete all or a portion of their residency at UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center and 3 at will complete pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
- The most popular residencies were Internal Medicine with 25 matched students, Family Medicine (16) and Pediatrics (15).
Residency program directors at the College of Medicine and UC Medical Center also received the news of their matches last week.
In internal medicine, Richard W. & Sue Vilter Professor of Medicine and program director Eric Warm, MD, received news that 44 residents will join the department this summer in five residency programs: general internal medicine, the Clinical Scientist Training Program, pediatrics and two preliminary residency programs in internal medicine and neurology.
"The Department of Internal Medicine had an excellent match. We had the best applicant pool ever for categorical medicine and are very happy with the residents that will be training here,” he says, "It’s a diverse group of individuals coming from California, Texas, Maryland, New York and other places throughout the nation. We also have good representation from underrepresented minority groups."
UC’s general surgery residency draws residents from across the country looking for a program outside the norm. In addition to the mandatory five years of clinical training, UC surgical residents complete two years of academic research.
"Our residents usually enter with the goal of staying in academics or pursuing the most competitive fellowship slots,” says Brad Davis, MD, associate professor of surgery and residency program director of general surgery. "We are looking to train the next generation of surgical leaders.”
On Match Day itself, Davis gives all the matched general surgery residents a call to congratulate them. "There’s a lot of excitement,” he says. "I try to catch them before they go out to celebrate.”