Match Day 2012
Medical students are "matched" on Match Day 2012
On March 16, 2012, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine learned where they will begin their careers as doctors in the annual Match Day event. Every year graduating medical students across the country open envelopes to learn where they “matched” and will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. It’s a tradition that is followed only by medical schools and has occurred for 60 years.
This year 113 Wake Forest medical students, 70 men and 43 women, matched in 15 specialties.
The medical students at Wake Forest were among the more than 38,377 applicants who sought residency positions through the national residency program this year, making this the largest Match in history, according to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
Here’s a look at Wake Forest’s Match Day 2012 celebration.
View the Match Day photo gallery.
For additional information on Wake Forest School of Medicine: www.wakehealth.edu/Academic-Programs/
For additional information on the national Match program:
What are the specialties “matched” by Wake Forest medical students?
Ophthalmology – 5
Emergency Medicine – 10
Otolaryngology – 3
Orthopaedics – 7
Neurosurgery – 4
Pediatrics – 11
Family Medicine – 9
Internal Medicine – 17
Neurology – 4
Pathology – 2
Rehab Medicine – 3
Psychology – 2
Radiology – 4
Surgery – 11