Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2018 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer.
Of the 108 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 58 (54 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
Other students matched today in emergency medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, otolaryngology, child neurology, diagnostic radiology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology and urology.
Eight students matched in Tallahassee, including five with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine. All eight will be training at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Forty-three students matched in Florida, a state that ranks 42nd nationally in the number of available residency slots. Of those, seven matched with programs sponsored by the FSU College of Medicine (the five in Tallahassee, plus one in internal medicine at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and one in family medicine at Lee Health in Fort Myers).
“Our students continue to match with wonderful programs in Florida and throughout the country,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “I’m also pleased that seven of our graduates matched in residency programs that we’ve started in the past seven years. That means more doctors for Florida in specialties where there is a significant need.
“We are continuing to build capacity for graduate medical education so that more of our alumni 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.