A&M Medical Students Resident Match Results Announced
The official Match results are in for the Class of 2003 of the College of Medicine, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. All 68 graduates received matches with residency programs nationwide with the highest percentage, 48.5 percent or 33 students to be exact, headed to primary care, which include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Of the 68 graduates, 17 will be in internal medicine. College of Medicine graduates received matches in other areas including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and radiology, among others.
Texas will remain the home of 33 new resident doctors, with others traveling as far west as California, and as far east as New York. Including Texas, there are 23 states and the District of Columbia that will be host to our newest Aggie Docs.
The Match Week process began March 17, and matched applicants were informed where they will spend their years of residency training on March 20. The “Match,” conducted annually by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), is the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. The program provides a common time for the announcement of the appointments, as well as an agreement for programs and applicants to honor the commitment to offer and accept an appointment if a match results.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.