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March 15, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2019 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer.
Of the 114 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 63 (57 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
Other students matched today in anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, neurological surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, psychiatry and general surgery.
Four students matched in Tallahassee and four matched with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine.
Forty-one students matched in Florida, a state that ranks 42nd nationally in the number of available residency slots.
“Our students continue to match with wonderful programs in Florida and throughout the country,” said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty. “I’m also pleased that as we continue to support the creation of more residency slots in Florida, we’ll be able to keep more graduating Florida medical students in the state. With our focus on primary care, that means more doctors for Florida in specialties where there is a significant need.”
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.
For information about current and past Match Day results, visit http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=alumniFriends.whereTheyMatched