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Media Contact: Jennifer Johnson 15 March 2007
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Emory School of Medicine Seniors Participate in Match Day 2007
Graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine experienced their "right of passage" today when they discovered where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians. More than 100 Emory students gathered at noon for the highly anticipated Match Day ceremony, joining more than 15,000 U.S. medical school seniors participating in ceremonies nationwide, to learn where they will spend their years of residency training following graduation. This year, a record number of seniors across the nation applied for residencies through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), nearly 200 more than in 2006, reflecting recent increases in medical school enrollment.

Of the 107 Emory graduating seniors, 101 participated in the NRMP. Nine of the graduating students participated in the Military Match, with six receiving active assignments and three deferring to become part of the regular NRMP Match. Thirty-one students will spend all or part of their residencies in the State of Georgia in Emory's Affiliated Residency Training Programs.

"This is one of the very best matches I've seen in my 10 years at Emory," said Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of Emory's School of Medicine. "Our students matched in outstanding residencies from the top programs both here and throughout the nation."

Some of the most popular specialties chosen by Emory's graduating seniors include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology and Orthopedics. Primary Care specialties were chosen by 45 of the students. Their training will be at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of California -- San Francisco, University of Texas Southwestern, Duke, Yale, University of Washington, Vanderbilt, Washington University, Brown and Stanford.

The Match was established in 1952, at the request of medical students, to provide a fair and impartial transition to the graduate medical education experience. A computer is used to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs in order to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.

The NRMP is sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Hospital Association, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

Multimedia To view a multimedia slideshow of Match Day 2007 created by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, visit http://lpe.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/0307/emorymatch/ .

Media Contact: Jennifer Johnson 15 March 2007
  jrjohn9@emory.edu    
  (404) 727-5696   Print  | Email ]
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Emory School of Medicine Seniors Participate in Match Day 2007
Graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine experienced their "right of passage" today when they discovered where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians. More than 100 Emory students gathered at noon for the highly anticipated Match Day ceremony, joining more than 15,000 U.S. medical school seniors participating in ceremonies nationwide, to learn where they will spend their years of residency training following graduation. This year, a record number of seniors across the nation applied for residencies through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), nearly 200 more than in 2006, reflecting recent increases in medical school enrollment.

Of the 107 Emory graduating seniors, 101 participated in the NRMP. Nine of the graduating students participated in the Military Match, with six receiving active assignments and three deferring to become part of the regular NRMP Match. Thirty-one students will spend all or part of their residencies in the State of Georgia in Emory's Affiliated Residency Training Programs.

"This is one of the very best matches I've seen in my 10 years at Emory," said Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of Emory's School of Medicine. "Our students matched in outstanding residencies from the top programs both here and throughout the nation."

Some of the most popular specialties chosen by Emory's graduating seniors include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology and Orthopedics. Primary Care specialties were chosen by 45 of the students. Their training will be at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of California -- San Francisco, University of Texas Southwestern, Duke, Yale, University of Washington, Vanderbilt, Washington University, Brown and Stanford.

The Match was established in 1952, at the request of medical students, to provide a fair and impartial transition to the graduate medical education experience. A computer is used to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs in order to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.

The NRMP is sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Hospital Association, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

Multimedia To view a multimedia slideshow of Match Day 2007 created by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, visit http://lpe.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/0307/emorymatch/ .



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