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It's a match

At noon, March 18, 151 fourth-year students from Upstate Medical University’s Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine joined graduating medical students from across the country in learning where they will spend their first year of training (or residency) in their chosen specialty. One hundred percent of the class was matched.

Lawrence Chin, MD, dean of the Norton College of Medicine, noted that many indivdiuals and groups share in each students success. “I know what it mean to have support from family, who have supported you with all their efforts and financial resources and I thank you for being part of the students’ success today.” 

At Upstate:

—52 percent (78) of the class is students entering primary care specialties including family medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, pediatrics and Ob/Gyn.

—47 percent of students will remain in New York state:  12 for preliminary positions; 59 for full residency training.

—24 will remain at Upstate Medical University, 7 for preliminary positions and 17 for full residency training. 

—three students will be at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health, two for transitional years and one for full residency.

Four students matched with the U. S. Armed Forces.

This annual rite of passage, known as Match Day, was established in 1952 by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) of the Association of American Medical Colleges as an orderly and fair way to match the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the residency program’s choice of applicants. The matching program provides a common time for the announcement of the appointments, as well as an agreement for programs and applicants to honor the commitment to offer and accept an appointment.