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Match Day
Marianne Lopez celebrates Match Day with 90 of her fellow fourth-year medical students at MU.


Match Day Maps Future for MU Medical Students


Mass announcement of residency placement triggers tears and cheers

While it took only minutes to receive the news, the moment was not one fourth-year medical students at the University of Missouri will quickly forget. March 17, 2011, was Match Day for 91 medical students at MU and for thousands of medical students nationwide. The annual event informs medical students where they will spend the next three to seven years continuing their education as resident physicians.

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-two percent of the MU students learned they will stay on campus to complete residencies. In all, 41 percent of this year's class will stay in Missouri to complete residencies.

Of those students in the MU Class of 2011, 43 percent chose residency training in primary care. Primary care fields include internal medicine, pediatrics and family practice.

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.





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Zezong Gu, PhD Garlic Found to Protect Brain Against Disease, Aging
Another nod to garlic's reputation as a 'superfood'

Ashley Bartels Research Leads to New Test for Trauma Patients
Resident physician wins first place for clinical science paper

Match Day MU Medical Students in High Demand for Residency Programs
Ninety-nine percent of the class received a residency program match

MU Family Medicine MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News
Top 10 ranking mark of excellence for MU Family Medicine program

Greg Flaker, MD Safer Drug Combination Found For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.
Newer blood thinner a better option for some patients

Greg Worsowicz, MD Worsowicz Named President-Elect of Medical Society
Organization represents physical medicine and rehab physicians

AAAS MU School of Medicine Launches LCME Re-accreditation Process
Reception kicks off process of accessing medical education program

AAAS Four Scientists Named AAAS
Fellows for Medical Research

Achievements may advance diagnosis
and treatment for patients

Annual Dialysis Conference MU Hosts World’s Largest Dialysis Conference for 35th Year
Event has brought in nearly 65,000 attendees representing 60 countries

Cook and Stannard Researchers Develop Preservation Method for Donor Tissue
Technology a ‘game-changer’ for patients with joint damage

Zweig Family Medicine Residency Program Ranked Among Nation's Best
Data came from a national evaluation of residency programs

Fadel Researchers Find Link to Daily Physical Activity, Vascular Health
Even a few days of inactivity can decrease function in certain blood vessels

Kimberly Hoffman, PhD New Test Measures Doctors' Ability to Deliver Patient-Centered Care
Assessment tool helps learners become more engaged with patients




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