Meeting their matches

The McNamara Alumni Center buzzed with excitement March 15 as 230 University of Minnesota Medical School students anxiously waited for the clock to hit 11 a.m. It was Match Day, a culmination of four years of hard work and determination — and the day they’d find out what’s next on their journey to become doctors.

This year, a whopping 52.1 percent of the class matched to primary care residencies — a five-year high for U of M Medical School graduates. Following suit, the most popular specialties were family medicine (20.4 percent), internal medicine (19.1 percent), pediatrics (8.3 percent), and emergency medicine (7.4 percent), followed by psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, and internal medicine–pediatrics. 

More than 43 percent of those who matched will stay in Minnesota residency programs.  

Published on April 3, 2019

Caitlin Bell celebrates her match in internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. (Photo: Joel Morehouse)