The 2023 class of medical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine learned today where they will be training in their chosen specialties as resident physicians.
“Match Day” marks the occasion where medical students from across the country open the envelope that contains their residency match. This year’s class from the MU School of Medicine was highly sought after: 97% of the class received a residency program match, meaning many hospitals and health systems chose graduating MU medical students as their top residency candidates.
In the 2023 School of Medicine class, 31% will stay on the MU campus for their residency training, 44% will remain in Missouri, and 36% selected residency programs in high-need care fields.
Of these 111 students, 18 have spent the last two years in Springfield, Missouri, at the Springfield Clinical Campus. The Springfield location was established in June 2016 in partnership with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems.
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. Almost 43,000 medical school graduates compete for approximately 40,000 residency positions each year.
While the majority of medical students match through the National Resident Matching Program, an increasing number of students match through early residency match programs. Two students of the class of 2023 matched in December through the United States military match program; two ophthalmology students matched through SF Match in January; and two students matched in January through the American Urological Association’s match program.
MU School of Medicine graduates consistently receive residency program matches. The medical school’s class of 2022 had a 96% match rate.
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