For the Class of 2019, 119 students went through the NRMP Main Match, for at least PGY1 spots. In addition, six of our students matched in the Urology and Military matches. There is a terrific diversity of fields in which UMass grads are entering. Family Medicine ranked the highest with twenty students entering the field! Emergency Medicine was right behind that with nineteen students. Fifteen of our students are entering internal medicine. We have fourteen students entering Pediatrics this year.
True to our primary care mission, 44% of students are entering fields of primary care – 49% if you add OB. And we continue to have a terrific diversity of fields into which UMass grads are going, in addition to those already mentioned – Surgery, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Vascular Surgery!
Those staying at UMass will have friends! Twenty-three students are staying with us for either PGY1 or PGY2 positions! Twenty-six students will be just down the road in the Boston area and another six will be just south of us in Providence.
Fulfilling our commitment to train physicians for the Commonwealth, an important goal of our school – almost half of this year’s graduates (59 students, 47%) are doing at least a portion if not all of their training in MA and there is continuing diversity of places where UMass grads are known - all over NE/Atlantic states, west coast, the middle of the country, far West and the south.
We are so very proud of the Class of 2019! They have accomplished so much during their time here at UMass Medical School and we are excited to see them enter their residencies as the next generation of outstanding leaders in health care.
In an emotional, front-page Boston Globe column detailing School of Medicine student Steven Em’s journey to Match Day at UMass Medical School, writer Tom Farragher describes the horror his parents endured in the Killing Fields of Cambodia and the effect it has had on their son.
The School of Medicine Class of 2019 celebrated the residency matches of 125 students on Friday, March 15, with family, friends, students and faculty.
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