Boonshoft School of Medicine students learn where they will pursue residency training at Match Day celebration

One hundred and eighteen graduating medical students in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned on March 18 where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives completing residency training after receiving their medical degrees on May 1.

A longstanding tradition at medical schools nationwide, Match Day is a highly anticipated event. It is the day that medical students learn where they are heading as new doctors to receive advanced clinical training in a residency program. This year, more than 42,000 applicants vied for residency positions at institutions nationwide.

After two years of virtual celebrations, Boonshoft School of Medicine students, faculty and staff were able to gather together for its annual Match Day celebration in the Student Union Apollo Room.

Surrounded by friends and family, each student received his or her residency envelope at noon. Some took a moment to read their match letter privately, while other students announced their residency programs from the Apollo Room stage.

Depending on where they match, students will spend the next three to five years as residents receiving advanced training in a primary care field or one of dozens of medical specialties.

Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio and across the country.

More than 34% of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 20% will remain in Dayton.

Fifteen graduates will complete their residencies at Wright State University.

More than a third (37.3%) will enter a primary care field — Family Medicine: 8.5%; Internal Medicine: 20.3%; and Pediatrics: 8.5%.

The rest matched in 15 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 5.1%; Dermatology: 1.7%; Emergency Medicine: 12.7%; Neurology: 5.1%; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 5.1%; Orthopaedic Surgery: 3.4%; Otolaryngology: 1.7%; Pathology: 1.7%; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 0.8%; Plastic Surgery: 1.7%; Psychiatry: 10.1%; Radiology: 2.5%; Surgery: 6.8%; and Urology: 2.5%.

Four medical students matched for competitive military residencies: Emergency Medicine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State; General Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Internal Medicine-Psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and General Surgery at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

A complete list of all matches is available at

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