Match madness

Emotion filled the air March 16 as the medical students who had been waiting anxiously with sealed Match Day envelopes in hand finally opened them. It was a moment that signified years of hard work, determination, and, for some, major life changes.

Of the 220 students in the Medical School Class of 2018, 45.9 percent matched to primary care residency programs. In fact, the most popular specialties were family medicine (19.5 percent), internal medicine (11.8 percent), pediatrics (10.5 percent), and obstetrics and gynecology (9.1 percent), followed by emergency medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, and anesthesiology. More than half (51.4 percent) of those who matched will stay in Minnesota residency programs.   

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See more photos from Match Day 2018. (Photos: Joel Morehouse)

Published on April 24, 2018