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A match made in medical school: students find residencies

Medicine@Yale, 2008 - May June


Each spring, fourth-year students at medical schools across the country eagerly anticipate Match Day, when students receive word of acceptance in residency training programs.

On the afternoon of March 20, word spread across the medical school campus that, for the second year in a row, the entire class had “matched,” meaning that every fourth-year student had been accepted as a resident at one of their chosen institutions, and no student would have to scramble to find an unfilled slot.

“This is the third year out of the last four where we’ve had a 100 percent match,” says Associate Dean of Student Affairs Nancy R. Angoff, M.D., M.P.H.

Four students will specialize in ophthalmology, four in dermatology and seven in anesthesiology. An unusually high number of students—nine—will begin residencies in psychiatry.

Ten students will head to the University of California, San Francisco, and 17 to the Boston area.