Match Day 2005: NYU Medical Students Capture
Best Residency Appointments
Recently, fourth-year medical students from NYU School of
Medicine gathered for Match Day, a nationwide event that simultaneously
reveals critical residency appointments for all graduating
medical students across the country. A variety of striking
views captured the excitement and high drama of the 169 students
concurrently opening their envelopes. At this defining moment
in their professional lives, a myriad of emotions were unveiled
as students learned where they will perform their residencies.
Among the graduates, 55 percent matched residencies in Internal
Medicine, 5 percent in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10.5 percent
in Pediatrics, 0.5 percent in Plastic Surgery, 3 percent in
Psychiatry, Surgery 7 percent, and 7 percent in Transitional.
According to Dr. Veronica
Catanese, Senior Associate Dean for Education, “The most interesting finding was a decrease
in the number of our students choosing to pursue training in
Internal Medicine. In past years, the percentage of NYU students
selecting this training path was about twice the national percentage.
This year, we mirrored the national pattern for the first time;
but we don’t know if it’s a trend.”
While students will pursue training in 14 states across the
nation, a majority of students will remain at NYU or other
schools in New York City. Out
of the 169 students, 46 percent remain in NY, with 23 of those
students at NYU School of Medicine, 13 percent will go to California,
including UCLA, USC, and UCSD, 5 percent will go to Massachusetts,
3 percent Connecticut, 10 percent Pennsylvania, 3 percent,
Washington D.C., 2 percent, Texas, 2 percent New Jersey, and
10 percent other.
Congratulations to all the extraordinary fourth-year students!#