March 19, 129 fourth-year medical students celebrated along with 16,000
peers across the country, as they learned where they would perform the
residency portion of their medical education. The 2009 National
Residency Match Event. or Match Day, is part of an annual event
organized by the National Resident Matching Program to help match
senior medical students to 24,000 residency positions across the
country. MUSC’s celebratory event was held at the Charleston Marriott
as family, friends and classmates gathered to hear and share the news.
of Medicine student Jay Madey receives help from his children
following news of his match at MUSC. Assisting the family is Dr.
Lynn Manfred, associate dean, Curriculum and Evaluation.
the 129 seniors that successfully matched, 44 students placed at 13 of
MUSC’s residency programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family
medicine, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, ophthalmology,
orthopedics-surgery, pathology, pedia-trics, psychiatry, diagnostic
radiology and surgery. Fifty-six students matched in programs across
the Palmetto State. The remaining students placed at residency programs
in 26 other states. MUSC students also matched at a variety of
reputable medicine programs across the country including Emory
University (GA), Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA), Albert
Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital (NY),
Boston University Medical Center and B.I. Deaconess Medical Center
(MA), Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD), Scripps Mercy Hospital and Stanford
University Programs (CA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (TN).
“There are really only two tasks you as medical students must
accomplish while you are here in medical school, but neither of them is
very easy. The first is to learn how to become a physician. The second
is choosing the proper medical career for you. Our job is to help you
successfully accomplish both of these tasks,” said Jerry Reves, M.D.,
dean of the College of Medicine.
The message-in-the-bottle-themed event was organized by Class of 2009
officers Brain Mannino, Young Choi and Luke Davis with assistance from
Barbara Bozarth, Myra Haney, Alva Blair, Artice Smith, Wanda Taylor,
Joan Graesch, Sharlena Howard, Candace Gillespie, Lynn Manfred, M.D.,
and Chris Pelic, M.D.
Friday, April 3, 2009