Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2017 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer.
Of the 117 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 60 (51 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
Other students matched today in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, general surgery, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, dermatology, otolaryngology, child neurology, neurological surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.
Former FSU football All-American and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle matched in the Harvard Medical School neurosurgery program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Nine students matched in Tallahassee, including seven with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine. Three each matched with the general surgery and internal medicine programs at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and one matched in dermatology with Dermatology Associates. The two other students matching in Tallahassee did so with TMH’s family medicine residency program.
Forty students matched in Florida, a state that ranks 42nd nationally in the number of available residency slots. Of those, eight matched with programs sponsored by the FSU College of Medicine (the seven in
Tallahassee, plus one in family medicine at Lee Health in Fort Myers).
“I am very proud again to see our students successfully match in wonderful programs throughout the country,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “We are pleased that eight of our graduates matched in residency programs that we’ve started in the past six years. We’ll continue to build capacity so that more of our graduates are able to stay in Florida in the future.”
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.
For information about current and past Match Day results, 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.