Medical Students Open Their Envelopes
at NYU School of Medicine had their share of Oscar week drama
at 12 Noon on March 22, when graduates learned where they would
serve their residencies. Relief at Alumni Hall followed anxiety
as 155 students simultaneously opened their envelopes to find
out where they were matched.
sisters Maria and Virna Lisi, opened their envelopes together,
to learn that they would once again be training together as they
did in medical school and college. “It didn’t matter to us to
be together or not, but overall we’re happy because we got our
number one choice for radiology residency programs. There were
only eight available positions in this field and about 500 applicants
competing for them.”
About 58 percent of the graduating class will carry out their
residencies in the New York metropolitan area, with an overwhelming
number remaining at NYU. The majority will specialize in medicine,
followed by 16 percent in surgery; ten percent in pediatrics;
five percent in emergency medicine; four percent in psychiatry;
and the remainder in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery,
family practice, and plastic surgery, among others.
are, understandably, incredibly proud of our students,” said Veronica
Catanese, Associate Dean of Medical Education. “Having so many
of them choose to stay right here for the next phase of their
training, maybe, just maybe, means they are equally proud of us.”
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