Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2021 learned where they will enter residency training this summer during the college’s Match Day ceremony Friday.
The Match Day ceremony was held virtually again this year, with most students receiving their news at home.
“This was an especially challenging year for our Class of 2021, as they were not allowed to do outside rotations to visit potential programs, and they did all of their residency interviews virtually,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “In spite of that, our students continue to match with wonderful programs in Florida and throughout the country. We are very proud of how our students matched. We know they are well prepared to enter their residency programs during this unique and challenging time.”
Of the 117 students who registered in the matching program, 59 matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology. Twenty-four students, accounting for about 20% of the graduating class, matched in internal medicine.
Other students matched today in dermatology, emergency medicine, neurological surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology and general surgery.
Five students matched in Tallahassee, and four matched with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine.
Fifty-six students matched in Florida, a state that ranks 42nd nationally in the number of available residency slots.
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.