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Graduating Students Secure Impressive Residency Spots in Competitive Fields and Prominent Hospitals

Members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University’s graduating class celebrated another strong year for residency placements in competitive specialties and prestigious programs at this year’s Match Day. Representing the culmination of their medical school education, Match Day marked the transition of Einstein’s class of 2012 into the post-graduate phase of their training—when they will practice medicine in a clinical setting under the supervision of fully licensed physicians.

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Match Day is the much-anticipated annual event at medical schools around the country during which fourth-year medical school students learn where and in what specialty they will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. The “match” ultimately determines the course of their medical careers. After a ritual opening ceremony involving the clanging of a brass gong, personalized envelopes were distributed to students at high noon. What followed was a catharsis of emotion as students tore open the envelopes containing the match to their future professional paths.

In an increasingly competitive matching environment—due to the number of residency slots not keeping pace with the growing number of American medical graduates in recent years—Einstein’s 165 graduating medical students displayed a strong showing in completive specialties, including anesthesiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology and orthopedics. Among the highlights were three matches in radiation oncology—a specialty with only 150 spots in the country—and 14 matches in emergency medicine, a field that has proved extremely popular this year. In residencies with a high number of offered spots, such as pediatrics and internal medicine, Einstein students secured positions at top institutions, including Yale, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell and Columbia. Read full article at Einstein News