Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2015 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer.
Sixty-five of the 113 students (58 percent) who matched with a residency program did so in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students matched in emergency medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, neurological surgery, neurology, otolaryngology, pathology, plastic surgery and urology.
Five students matched in Tallahassee — four with the College of Medicine’s internal medicine residency program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and one with TMH’s family medicine program.
“Once again our students matched at spectacular places, both here in Florida and across the country,” said John P. Fogarty, dean of the College of Medicine. “We’re very, very proud of our super docs who are the next generation of patient-centered physicians to graduate from Florida State.”
Thirty-one percent of the students who matched did so in Florida, a state that ranks 44th nationally in the number of available residency slots. To help address the issue the College of Medicine is partnering with several institutions around the state to sponsor more residency programs, including a planned new internal medicine residency program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
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.