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Match Day 2014

March 26, 2014

Happy tears, bouts of laughter, shouts of joy, a few disappointed sighs, champagne bubbles and excitement filled the air of the Student Activity Center at the Queen Lane Campus during Match Day 2014. This annual event is the day when fourth-year students learn where they will begin their residency programs. It is one of the most exciting days in a young doctor's education.

Click here to see our Facebook photo album from the event.

Of the 235 Drexel University College of Medicine graduating students, 41 chose internal medicine. Rounding out the top five specialties were pediatrics (31), emergency medicine (19), anesthesiology (18), and tied for fifth place with 15 students apiece were obstetrics & gynecology and orthopedics.

At the traditional event—celebrated on the same day at medical schools across the country—students simultaneously open sealed envelopes containing the name and location of their residency training. The event began with a champagne toast delivered by Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD. A large number of our students will be staying in the Keystone State for their residencies. The top destinations are: Pennsylvania (79), New York (35), California (24), New Jersey and Maryland (13 each), and Texas (9).

According to data released by the National Resident Matching Program, the number of U.S. students choosing primary care—internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics—rose by almost 500 over 2013.

Match Day 2014

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