March 24, 2008
Is it a match? Residencies revealed
By Jennifer Johnson
Graduating medical students at Emory School of Medicine gathered on campus March 20 for the highly anticipated moment when they discover where they will train as residents. Students simultaneously opened sealed envelopes in the presence of friends and family during the suspenseful annual Match Day ceremony.
The participating Emory students were among thousands nationwide who applied for residency positions at U.S. teaching hospitals through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) that annually matches students with residency programs.
Of the 113 Emory graduating seniors, 108 participated in the NRMP. Thirty-six students will spend all or part of their residencies in the state of Georgia in Emory’s Affiliated Residency Training Programs.
“The results of this year’s residency matching demonstrate once again the strength and caliber of medical students educated by Emory University School of Medicine,” says J. William Eley, executive associate dean for medical education and student affairs, Emory School of Medicine.