Results Are In for Match Day 2017
Zachary Bittinger was all smiles at the day’s end.
The fourth-year medical student at the UC College of Medicine
learned Friday afternoon, March 17, 2017, that he will spend the
next three years of his residency training in family medicine at
Indiana University in Indianapolis. As a co-class president,
Bittinger presided over Match Day activities at UC.
"It’s been excitement from start to finish,” says
Bittinger of Match Day. "This class has worked so hard for the past
four years and they have done so well academically, emotionally and
on every level. It’s just so exciting and relieving to
see everybody so happy to reach the end of this crazy journey to
become doctors. There is always surprises here and there, but the
fact is we are all going to be doctors at the end of the day and I
don’t think anybody can be upset by that.”
Fourth-year medical students at the UC College of Medicine and
at medical schools around the country learned today where they'll
spend the next several years in residency training. It was all part
of Match Day, an annual event managed by the
National Residency Matching
(NRMP), which pairs the preference of medical student
with those of residency programs to create optimal matches.
Results from UC indicate that:
- Of the 159 matched students, 40 students will do either their
primary or preliminary residency in Greater Cincinnati.
- Of those, 25 will train at the University of Cincinnati Medical
Center and 5 will complete pediatric residency at Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The rest matched at
Jewish, Christ, Bethesda and Good Sam hospitals.
- The most popular primary residencies for UC students were
pediatrics and internal medicine followed by anesthesiology
and family medicine.
Some specialties require students to complete preliminary
residencies, one year of training prior to entering an advanced
position in an area of specialty.
"Match day is the culmination of everything we have worked so
hard for all four years,” says Marcus Germany, a fourth-year
medical student, who has matched in internal medicine pediatrics
and will spend his residency at Case Western/Metro Health in
"It’s my dream and I am going home,” exclaimed an
excited Germany. "I came here to study medicine, but it’s
time to go home.”
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