Internal Medicine Top Specialty Choice Among Students
STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 26, 2010 – Cheers and congratulations could be heard everywhere at the 2010 Stony Brook University[img_assist|nid=6015|title=|desc=Students, who will begin residency training in July 2010: Melanie Van Sise (Obstetrics-Gynecology), Eugene Kim (Anesthesiology), Shaan Alli (Anesthesiology), Daniel Lozeau (Dermatology), Michael Goyfman (Internal Medicine), Mahsa Hoshmand (DiagnosticRad)|link=none|align=right|width=186|height=124] School of Medicine Match Day, when 112 medical students learned where they will start their residency training. The select 112 were among the more than 25,000 students matching to residencies nationwide on March 18. The SBU students matched to hospitals and medical centers in New York State, 13 other states and Washington, D.C. Most will begin their residencies in July.
“Our match results are a reflection of the caliber of our students and the quality of our faculty teaching, as many students will be going to prestigious institutions in our area and across the country,” said Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the SBU School of Medicine.
About two-thirds of the students who matched will begin their residencies in the New York metropolitan area and on Long Island at institutions such as New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and St. Lukes-Roosevelt. Thirteen students will stay at Stony Brook University Medical Center for their residency training.
Some will train at large institutions outside New York, such as UC Davis Medical Center in California and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Massachusetts. Many will attend Ivy League affiliated institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
SBU students matched to approximately 20 specialty programs. Internal Medicine was the top specialty choice. Other popular choices included Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine.
Match Day is a national event, conducted by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a not-for-profit corporation established in 1952. According to NRMP statistics, 2010 was the largest match in history and encompassed more than 37,000 applicants, 4,100 graduate medical education programs, and 25,500 residency training positions.