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SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel in 2017 National Residency Match
71 Percent of Graduates to Train in New York State; Downstate Surpasses National Average
Brooklyn, NY – Fourth-year students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine had a strong showing on Match Day on March 17, the annual event at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training.
A total of 190 SUNY Downstate students – 99.5 percent of the graduating class – secured a residency slot through the National Resident Matching Program for 2017. The national average for United States allopathic medical schools was 94.3 %.
Residents of New York State will benefit from the students educated at SUNY Downstate. Seventy-one percent of Downstate’s graduating medical students – a total of 134 graduates – have committed to pursuing their residency in New York State, with 91 students remaining in New York City. Twenty-seven students will train at Downstate.
Forty-four percent of the class matched to the primary care specialties. Including obstetrics/gynecology, that number rises to 47 percent. Students matched to programs at Yale, Columbia, Weill-Cornell, Einstein, Mount Sinai, Hofstra Northwell, Maimonides, and NYU, among others.
For more information about Match Day 2017 at SUNY Downstate, please visit: http://www.downstate.edu/matchday/index.html. For information regarding the National
Resident Matching Program, please see: http://www.nrmp.org/press-release-2017-nrmp-main-residency-match-the-largest-match-on-record/ .
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.
SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.