As went the nation, so went the Class of 2000 on Match Day this year, with half the class matching to one of the “generalist” disciplines, such as internal medicine or primary care. Nationwide, reported the National Resident Matching Program, 51 percent of this year’s matches entered internal medicine, family practice or pediatrics. Of the 108 Yale medical students in the Match this year, 29 chose internal medicine, five chose primary care and 20 chose pediatrics. Six students matched with orthopaedics programs and nine matched in dermatology, an increase over previous years in both specialties. Ten students entered obstetrics and gynecology residencies and six went into general surgery.

Cynthia Andrien, assistant dean for student affairs, said 90 percent of the class matched to one of their top three choices and 94 percent matched to one of their top five.