NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
54°
H 64° L 52°
Rain | 3MPH

“Match Day” Reveals Future Plans for New Doctors

March 23, 2014

Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurs at exactly noon, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Of the 183 fourth-year medical students at MCW, 178 students obtained first-year residency positions through the match. The remaining five obtained positions through the military match.

54 of MCW’s graduating fourth-year students (29.5 percent) will remain in Wisconsin to serve post-graduate residency training.

Physicians are required to have a minimum of three years of post-graduate training in the specialties they choose. Primary care fields attracted 43 percent of MCW graduates this year. Those fields include internal medicine (12 percent of the class), pediatrics (14 percent), family medicine (13 percent), and medicine/pediatrics (4 percent).

The three top choices of specialty were pediatrics (14 percent), family medicine (13 percent), and a third place tie between internal medicine and emergency medicine at 12 percent each. The remaining 50 percent of graduating physicians selected specialties including anesthesiology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, pathology, neurology, child neurology, general surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, dermatology, otolaryngology, radiology, internal medicine/pediatrics, and psychiatry/neurology.

For students participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or “Match,” it is the culmination of a year’s work. During the first half of their senior year, medical students apply for positions at residency programs of their choosing. In February, after they have visited program sites and been interviewed by program directors, the students enter their choices, in order of preference, into a computer. At the same time, residency program directors nationwide enter similar rank order lists for the students they have interviewed.

Lists from each group are sent to the NRMP headquarters in Washington, D.C., where a computer matches students and residency programs. The Match is programmed to give students their highest choice possible. Results are released simultaneously throughout the nation.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Longfellow hosting Wauwatosa's Memorial Day ceremony Monday 5/21

» Choice school, dry cleaning issues held for more discussion in Wauwatosa 5/20

» Parents rally after lawmakers expand vouchers 5/20

» Wauwatosa approves conceptual design for pocket park on North Avenue Updated:  5/20

» Wauwatosa hotel site sells for $925,000 5/20

» Tosa Tonight releases lineup for summer concert series 5/19

» Wauwatosa School Board approves raises for teachers, administrators and staff 5/19

» Wauwatosa Avenue lane to close over Memorial Day weekend 5/18

» Residents invited to help redesign streets, parks in Wauwatosa Village 5/15

» Wauwatosa alderman pulls proposal to shrink common council 5/15

» Police arrest teens for prowling after foot chase through Wauwatosa Updated:  5/14

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Massive overhaul of area conferences could be afoot 5/13

» Beer garden at Hoyt Park in Tosa reopens Wednesday, may go indoors too 5/12

» Winter's not through with us yet 5/12

» Wauwatosa mayor named to MMSD governing commission 5/11

» Police say motorcyclist riding without helmet injured in Wauwatosa collision 5/7

» Ex-Wauwatosa school board vice president 'disheartened by political dissonance' in community Updated:  5/6

» Wauwatosa celebrating Bike to School Day Wednesday 5/5

» Wauwatosa alderman proposes cutting four seats on Common Council 5/4

» East kickers blank Tosa West, 2-0 5/2

» Investigation: Family behind collapsed Falls building has a history of neglecting properties Updated:  5/1

» Wauwatosa's Lady in Red reopens as Nikki's Boutique after remodel 4/30

» Exactly 175 years ago, Wauwatosa became a town 4/30

» Tosa Recreation Dept. to hold textile recycling event 4/29

» Wauwatosa parents ask Sen. Leah Vukmir to increase education funding 4/27

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory

CONNECT