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

One hundred and seven graduating medical students in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned on March 17 where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives completing residency training after receiving their medical degrees on April 30.

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 64,000 applicants vied for residency positions at institutions nationwide.

Surrounded by friends and family in the Apollo Room of the Student Union, each student received their 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.

On Match Day, medical students at the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine learn where they are heading as new doctors to receive advanced clinical training in a residency program. (Video by Kris Sproles / photos by Erin Pence)

More than 39% of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 33% will remain in Dayton.

Twelve graduates will complete their residencies at Wright State University.

More than a third (37.4%) will enter a primary care field — Family Medicine: 12.1%; Internal Medicine: 15%; and Pediatrics: 8.5%; and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: 0.9%.

The rest of the medical students matched in 15 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 4.7%; Dermatology: 2.8%; Emergency Medicine: 9.3%; Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine 0.9%; Neurology: 7.4%; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 8.4%; Ophthalmology: 0.9%; Orthopedic Surgery: 3.7%; Pathology: 0.9%; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 0.9%; Plastic Surgery: 1.9%; Psychiatry: 11.2%; Radiology: 1.9%; Surgery: 4.7%; and Urology: 1.9%.

Seven medical students matched for competitive military residencies: Internal Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State; Emergency Medicine at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; Family Medicine at Eglin Air Force Base; Family Medicine at Fort Belvoir; and Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

A complete list of all matches is available at

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