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FSU College OF Medicine Announces Match Day Results

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By Doug Carlson
March 18, 2010

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FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ANNOUNCES MATCH DAY RESULTSTALLAHASSEE, Fla.— All 94 students in The Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2010 received notification today of where they will enter residency training or continue their education this summer after graduation.

Fifty-two of 93 graduating students, or 56 percent, are entering residency in primary care specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology. One of the 94 graduates is choosing to spend a year conducting research before entering residency.

“With an increasing need for primary care physicians in Florida, it is rewarding to see that more than half of our graduates will be entering primary care fields,” said Dr. John Fogarty, dean of the College of Medicine. “Many others matched in areas where Florida has great needs, such as surgery and emergency medicine, providing for the future of our physician workforce.”

Other students matched in anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, pathology, psychiatry, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery and urology.

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.