On March 16, 4th year medical students across the nation participated in residency Match Day– the day these medical school graduates find out where they will be spending the next three to seven years in their residency training programs. Among them were a total of 207 Ohio State University medical student seniors.
Once the envelopes had been opened, most were happy to discover that one of their top three choices had been successfully matched. Of those participating, 40 students matched to either The Wexner Medical Center or Nationwide Children’s Hospital for their residencies. Seventy- nine will spend their first year of residency in Ohio, with 128 going to other programs across the country. Internal Medicine was the most selected specialty, with 47 trainees, followed by pediatrics with 25 and emergency medicine with 18.
Students are matched nationwide through the National Resident Matching Program, a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. The 2011 Main Residency Match included more than 48,507 applicants from around the world competing for more than 24,034 residency training positions.