Graduating Boonshoft School of Medicine students learn where they will pursue residency training at 2024 Match Day celebration

A graduating class of 119 medical students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned at noon on March 15 where they will complete residency training and in what field after receiving their medical degrees later this spring.

A longstanding tradition at medical schools nationwide, Match Day 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, a total of 50,400 applicants from all medical school types, including nearly 20,300 medical school students from U.S. medical schools, vied for residency positions at institutions nationwide.

During Wright State’s celebration at the Dayton Masonic Center, each medical 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 Masonic Center stage.

Depending on where they matched, 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 after graduating from Wright State on April 28.

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

Wright State medical students learned where they will spend the next three to five years as residents receiving advanced training during the annual Match Day celebration. (Video by Kris Sproles / photo by Erin Pence)

During their residencies, 45% of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio, and 20% will remain in Dayton.

Sixteen graduates will complete their residencies at Wright State University.

More than a third (33.6%) of the class will enter a primary care field — Family Medicine: 11.5%; Internal Medicine: 14.2%; Pediatrics: 4.4%; and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: 2.7%.

The rest matched in 17 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 4.4% Dermatology: 3.5%; Emergency Medicine: 8.8%; Interventional Radiology: 1.8%; Neurological Surgery: 0.9%; Neurology: 7.1%; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 7.1%; Ophthalmology 1.8%; Orthopaedic Surgery: 2.7%; Otolaryngology 1.8%; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 0.9%; Plastic Surgery: 0.9%; Psychiatry: 9.7%; Radiology: 2.7%; Surgery: 6.2%; Urology: 3.5%; and Transitional Year: 3.5%.

Three medical students matched for competitive military residencies: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State, Emergency Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

A complete list of all matches is available at

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