University of South Carolina

Medical residency destinations revealed at Match Day

By Steven Powell, spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-1923

In a ritual played out nationwide, fourth-year students in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine learned where they would head for their residency at the annual Match Day (link here) ceremony. Participants didn’t know the destination of their next level of medical training until the ceremony, which began precisely at noon at medical schools throughout the country.

A glass bowl contained an envelope for all 77 participants in the 2013 Match Day, held in The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium on March 15. An envelope was randomly drawn, the name called out, and each student, often with family members, walked to the front of the auditorium to the accompaniment of a music clip of their choosing. The envelope contained their residency destination and specialty, which they read aloud to the assembled crowd and then marked with a push-pin on a map of the United States.

Of the students, 58 will practice in primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry or pediatrics, all of which are considered underrepresented in the state. Thirty-two of the students will remain in South Carolina for their residency. The full list of matches is available online (link here).

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Posted: 03/20/13 @ 3:00 PM | Updated: 03/20/13 @ 4:42 PM | Permalink