College of Medicine announces this year’s Match Day results

Student Christina Dornshuld happily displays her match letter.

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2012 received notification on March 16 of where they will enter residency training this summer. The class is the eighth to graduate from the medical school, which first enrolled students in 2001.

Seventy-two of the 117 graduating students, or 62 percent, are entering residency in primary care specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology.

Other students matched in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, pediatric neurology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology, general surgery and urology.

“The percentage of our students entering primary care specialties underscores our emphasis on working to produce more of the doctors Florida needs most,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “We’re proud of the fact that 71 percent of our alumni now practicing in Florida are providing primary care services, many of them in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state. Today’s match results will go a long way toward helping us continue to help Florida communities find the doctors they need.”

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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