Rockford medical students graduate into residency programs

Ebony Scott
March 18, 2018

Fifty-four graduating students from the TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo will participate in the annual Match Day ceremony.

Medical students from Rockford's University of Illinois College of Medicine found out where they will be spending the next three to seven years of their medical training on Friday. Twenty-three percent matched to residencies at institutions ranked in U.S. News and World Report's latest Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Dr. Wolanskyj-Spinner, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Families, and Friends of Students says this year's 100% match rate is remarkable.

The TTUHSC students are among thousands of medical school graduates from across the country that will open envelopes simultaneously to reveal the location where they will complete their residency.

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The National Resident Matching Program, which matches the applicants with residency programs, reported a record-high 37,103 applicants who submitted program choices for 33,167 positions.

Integrated interventional radiology, neurological surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation and thoracic surgery filled more than 90 percent of their positions with US medical students.

Match Day ceremonies taking place at medical schools across the United States. US medical students filled less than 45 percent of those residencies.

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