Geisel Students Celebrate Match Day Success

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Fourth-year medical students learn which residencies they will start after graduation.

Caledonia Buckheit, Geisel ’18
Caledonia Buckheit, Geisel ’18, finds out about her residency as her husband, Zachary Buckheit, looks on. (Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

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For medical students, the annual Match Day event is one of the most anticipated and exciting days of their medical education as they discover where they will start their residency training after graduation. At this year’s Match Day, graduating students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine joined a record high 37,103 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vying for 33,167 residency positions, the most ever offered in the Match.

Fourth-year medical students submit their top choices for residency programs into a computer program operated by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Primary care was once again the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students with 31 choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. Emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and radiology were the next most popular specialties.

“We are very proud of graduates and are excited about their success in the residency match process,” says Duane Compton, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “I look forward to learning about their successes in residency training.”

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