Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Watch exciting moment for CWRU medical students on match day

Watch exciting moment for CWRU medical students on match day

The match day process began eight months ago with the 53 students applying to programs they wanted to go into.

Of the 116 fourth-year medical students this year, 114 were accepted into US residency programs.

At the Hippodrome Theater, the University of Maryland School of Medicine more than 100 students received their envelopes.

Through this program, medical students from all medical schools across the country heard their match results at the same time, which, for Rockford students, was 11:15 a.m. Friday morning.

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Eight students matched in Tallahassee, including five with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine.

The two UCF medical students who weren't matched this year continue to look for opportunities, according to the university.

Fifty-three percent of Rockford students will be heading into primary care specialties, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Forty-seven students will spend all or part of their residencies in the state of Georgia, and 41 of those students will begin their internship year at Emory.

With 44,000 applicants and 33,000 residency positions, the 2018 USA residency match continued a decades-long upward trend, breaking last year's record of 43,000 applicants, according to the National Resident Matching Program. During residency, graduates start training in their medical specialties.

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