Future U.S. doctors find “the one” on Match Day 2014

March 21, 2014

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166 Keck School of Medicine of USC students participate in national residency matching program.

Contact: Alison Trinidad at (323) 442-3941 office, (213) 700-0322 cell or alison.trinidad@usc.edu.

Match Day is an annual celebration held simultaneously across the nation on the third Friday of March in which more than 30,000 fourth-year medical school students discover where they will train as residents for the next few years of their lives before practicing on their own.

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) had 166 students participate in the 2014 National Resident Matching Program, up from 157 the year prior. Internal medicine was the most popular discipline for Keck School students, followed by emergency medicine, pediatrics, otolaryngology and psychiatry. Keck School students matched in 29 states and the District of Columbia. California was the most popular state, with 114 students, 49 of whom will complete all or part of their training at the Los Angeles County + USCĀ  Medical Center.

The 2014 class of the Keck School of Medicine of USC will be the first generation of physicians to practice in the new Obamacare era of health care.

Photo: Kathleen Seaton celebrates after learning she received her first choice for psychiatry, Stanford, in the 2014 residency match. Photo by Julie Matzaganian/USC

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