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FSU College of Medicine Announces Match Results

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By Doug Carlson
March 15, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Forty-nine students in the graduating Class of 2007 at the FSU College of Medicine received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer after graduation.

Thirty-six of the 49 graduating students, or 73 percent, are entering residency in primary care specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology.

Other students matched in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, ophthalmology and radiology.

Twenty-one of the students, or 43 percent, will remain in Florida for their graduate medical education. On average about 40 percent of students graduating from allopathic medical schools in Florida remain in the state for residency training, due in part to a limited number of available residency positions in state.

Of those matching outside of Florida, students matched in Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Alabama, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Maine, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Virginia.

“The two graduating classes before this one obviously have made a favorable impression of our students based on the outstanding residency programs our students matched with this year,’’ said College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris, M.D.

The residency match, conducted annually by the National Residency 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.

Specialty Number of Students Who Matched
Internal Medicine 13
Family Medicine 9
Pediatrics 7
Obstetrics & Gynecology 5
General Surgery 4
Orthopedic Surgery 3
Emergency Medicine 3
Anesthesiology 2
Physical Medicine/rehabilitation 1
Opthalmology 1
Radiology 1
Total Graduates - 49

(Class of 2007 member Kit Lu is completing a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health)