A virtually perfect Match Day

As the Medical School Class of 2020 prepared for their Match Day, few would have imagined that a global pandemic would force them to mark this important milestone without their classmates.

But as COVID-19 was spreading throughout the world this spring, our 204 matriculating medical students celebrated their residency matches together via video conferencing.

Unchanged, though, was our new graduates’ commitment to primary care. This year, 53.4% of the class matched to primary care residencies — a six-year high for U of M Medical School graduates. Following suit, the most popular specialties were family medicine (23.5%), internal medicine (16.2%), pediatrics (9.8%), emergency medicine (7.4%), and psychiatry (6.4%). 

More than 47% of those who matched will stay in Minnesota residency programs.  

Published on May 13, 2020