Primary Care Specialties are Top Choice for Stony Brook's "Matching" Medical Students
127 fourth-year students match to outstanding programs in New York and 17 other states
Watch: Match Day 2013
The results of the Stony Brook residency match reflect a national trend and need in medicine. According to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which conducts Match Day, the number of graduating medical school seniors who matched to primary care disciplines, which includes Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics, rose by nearly 400 over that of 2012. As America’s population continues to age and federal legislation increases the numbers of Americans insured, the need for primary care practitioners increases.
“We had a 100 percent match rate this year, and our students did phenomenally well,” added Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook. “Students matched to programs at prestigious institutions such as Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford, and they matched to some of the most competitive specialties, such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Radiation Oncology.”
In total, Stony Brook students matched to 21 specialty programs. Primary care disciplines led the way, with 42 students selecting that specialty. Emergency Medicine was the second most chosen area, with 17 students entering the field; Anesthesiology was third, with 10 students choosing the specialty.
The NRMP reported that a record-breaking 25,463 applicants nationwide matched to residency programs; U.S. medical school seniors made up 16,390 of those slots. Additionally, for the first time more than 40,000 students and medical school graduates nationally registered for the Match.
About Stony Brook University School of Medicine:
Established in 1971, the Stony Brook University School of Medicine includes 25 academic departments. The three missions of the School are to advance the understanding of the origins of human health and disease; train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians; and deliver world-class compassionate healthcare. As a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, Stony Brook is one of the foremost institutes of higher medical education in the country. Each year the School trains nearly 500 medical students and more than 480 medical residents and fellows. Faculty research includes National Institutes of Health-sponsored programs in neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, infectious diseases and many other topics. Physicians on the School of Medicine faculty deliver world class medical care through more than 30,000 inpatient, 80,000 emergency room, and approximately 350,000 outpatient visits annually at Stony Brook University Hospital and affiliated clinical programs, making its clinical services one of the largest and highest quality on Long Island, New York. To learn more, visit www.medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu.
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