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Divya Gollapudi, center, an MU fourth-year medical student, shares the news with her friends that she will become a resident physician in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. March 18, 2010, was Match Day for 98 fourth-year medical students at MU and for thousands of medical students nationwide.


Match Day Marks Beginning of New Chapter for MU Medical Students


Announcement of residency placement ignites waves of emotion

In a flurry of happy tears and cheers, University of Missouri School of Medicine students gathered today to learn where they will spend the next several years of their lives as resident physicians. March 18, 2010, was Match Day for 98 fourth-year medical students at MU and for thousands of medical students nationwide.

At 11 a.m. in the school's gallery, students simultaneously ripped open sealed envelopes and shared their news with family members and friends. Thirty percent of the MU students learned they will stay on campus to complete residencies. In all, 40 percent of this year's class will stay in Missouri to complete residencies.

"Match Day is one of the most exciting days of a medical student's life, but it's also a celebration for us as educators," said Rachel Brown, MD, associate dean for student programs. "As our students match to residency programs in Missouri and nationwide, we see MU's dedication to strong medical education programs come full circle."

More than 40 percent of the MU Class of 2010 chose residency training in primary care. Primary care fields include internal medicine, pediatrics and family practice. MU's family and community medicine department has been ranked as one of the top three family medicine programs in the country for the past 15 years.

The National Resident Matching Program conducts an annual match process designed to optimize the choices of medical students and residency program directors. Students rank their residency program choices in order of preference, and program directors rank students. The data is put into a computer, and the best match for both is made. In the third week of March, results of the matches are announced. More than 30,000 medical school graduates compete for approximately 24,000 residency positions each year.

More information about the National Residency Matching Program can be found at: http://www.nrmp.org/res_match/index.html
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