By: Lanetra Bennett
March 15, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - FSU medical students met their match today.
"Oh, my goodness. Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana. Woo!" Says, one FSU medical student.
Just like March Madness, Match Madness was filled with cheers and excitement.
Friday was the Match Day ceremony at FSU, where 113 College of Medicine students found out where they will receive residency training.
Students from the FSU's Med School's six regional campuses opened envelopes in front of their peers with notices of where they will spend the next three to seven years.
Jason Lorenzen was matched with the University of Colorado, he says, "I am so excited. This was my first choice program. I've been waiting for months to find out. I could not be happier. I'm just really glad my girlfriend came across stage with me. It's just a great day."
Graduating students at M.D.-granting medical schools across the country receive their match information at the same time through the National Resident matching Program.
Press Release: Florida State University News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2013 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer.
The class is the ninth to graduate from the medical school, which first enrolled students in 2001. Sixty-eight of the 111 students (61 percent) who matched with a residency program did so in a primary care specialty — family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine or obstetrics/gynecology.
Other students matched in general surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, pathology, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology and urology. The most popular specialty was family medicine, with 21 members of the class matching.
“We are excited by the continued success of our program in sending graduates to many of the top residency programs, and I’m pleased to see so many of our students choosing primary care, including so many in family medicine,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “More than 70 percent of our alumni now practicing in Florida are doing so in a primary care specialty, and today’s match results tell us we will continue to be able to provide more of the doctors Florida needs most.”
The residency match, conducted annually by the National Resident Matching Program, is the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. Graduating medical students across the country receive their match information at the same time on the same day.
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For information about Florida State’s Match Day history, visit http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=alumniFriends.whereTheyMatched.
To see where past College of Medicine graduates are practicing, visit http://med.fsu.edu/alumni/alumni.aspx?class=2005.
Press Release: Florida State University
On Friday, the 113 members of the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2013 expect to find out where they will receive residency training — a defining moment in their medical careers — during a Match Day ceremony.
The students will simultaneously open envelopes containing notices of where they will spend the next three to seven years completing training in the medical specialty they will practice. Graduating students at M.D.-granting medical schools across the United States receive their match information at the same time through the National Resident Matching Program, the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.
The ceremony will take place:
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
OGLESBY UNION BALLROOM
75 N. WOODWARD AVE.
Visit http://union.fsu.edu/ for directions to Oglesby. The ceremony also will be webcast live; visit http://med.fsu.edu/matchday for details.