Read the full story by Susan Green, published by The Geisel News Center.
Spirits were high as graduating medical students and their friends and family gathered to celebrate Match Day 2016. One of the most anticipated and exciting days of medical students’ education, it is the day they discover where they will start their residency training after graduation. This year, 81 Geisel fourth-year medical students were among the 18,187 U.S. allopathic seniors and 17,057 other applicants vying for 30,750 first-year positions in more than 4,800 residency programs across the U.S.
Primary care was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students, with 41 choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. (Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students,” says Interim Dean Duane Compton. “Their passion and dedication is inspiring and I’m extremely pleased in seeing their hard work translate into matching with some of the top residency training programs throughout the country.”
Once again, primary care was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students, with 41 choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. Anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, and urology were the next most popular specialties. This year, New York, California, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts were the most popular destinations.