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FSU College of Medicine announces Match Day results

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By Doug Carlson

March 15, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2013 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. The class is the ninth to graduate from the medical school, which first enrolled students in 2001.

Sixty-eight of the 111 students (61 percent) who matched with a residency program did so in a primary care specialty – family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine or obstetrics/gynecology. 

Other students matched in general surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, pathology, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology and urology. The most popular specialty was family medicine, with 21 members of the class matching.

“We are excited by the continued success of our program in sending graduates to many of the top residency programs and I’m pleased to see so many of our students choosing primary care, including so many in family medicine,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “More than 70 percent of our alumni now practicing in Florida are doing so in a primary care specialty and today’s match results tell us we will continue to be able to provide more of the doctors Florida needs most.”

The residency match, conducted annually by the National Resident Matching Program, is the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. Graduating medical students across the country receive their match information at the same time on the same day.