Tufts Medical Students Learn Residency Assignments on 2011 “Match Day”

March 17, 2011

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BOSTON – Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) has placed its fourth-year students in medical residency programs across the country. Students learned their assignments earlier today, which is national “Match Day.”

Fifty students representing 29% of the 177-member class will remain in Massachusetts. Other popular destinations include New York (13%), California (12%), and Pennsylvania (9%).

TUSM students were particularly successful in matching to Orthopaedic Surgery residencies. All 15 students who applied to such programs were accepted.

They are among 53 students (31% of the class) going into surgical specialties, which also include general surgery and OB/GYN. Seventy students (41% of the class) will pursue Primary Care specialties, such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Three students were selected for military residencies.

"Match Day" is the culmination of a process that begins in the fall when senior medical students start applying to residency programs through a national computer system. The “Match” refers to the process by which the students’ and the program directors’ rank lists are overlapped resulting in the selection of students for residency positions.

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 Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University are international leaders in innovative medical education and advanced research. The School of Medicine and the Sackler School are renowned for excellence in education in general medicine, special combined degree programs in business, health management, public health, bioengineering and international relations, as well as basic and clinical research at the cellular and molecular level. Ranked among the top in the nation, the School of Medicine is affiliated with six major teaching hospitals and more than 30 health care facilities. The Sackler School undertakes research that is consistently rated among the highest in the nation for its impact on the advancement of medical science.