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Duke medical students celebrate Match Day 2018!

Friday, March 16, 2018
Match Day

Each year, fourth-year medical students across the country view the third week of March as the beginning of their careers in medicine. Match Day, created in 1952, is a event organized by the National Resident Match Program during which students in the United States are "matched" with residency and fellowship training programs throughout the country.

On March 16, medical students at Duke opened their envelopes and learned where they will begin their residency programs. A total of 102 students participated in Match Day at Duke this year and are headed to some of the nation’s most prestigious programs.

Among them:

30 are staying at Duke for residency
7 are going to Harvard 
are going to UC San Francisco  and 13 more to other UC schools
6 are going to Stanford 
are going to University of Washington (Seattle)
2 are going to Johns Hopkins
2 are going to Yale

Most frequent locations by state:

32 North Carolina 
22 California 
8  Massachusetts
5  Texas  
4  New York

Students matched in the following specialties:

5 Dermatology 
3 Emergency Medicine 
4 Family Medicine 
25 Internal Medicine 
7 Medicine-Pediatrics 
1 Medicine Psychiatry
2 Neurology 
2 Neurosurgery 
4 Obstetrics & Gynecology
0 Ophthalmology 
6 Orthopaedics 
1 Otolaryngology 
1 Pathology 
1 Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation 
Plastic Surgery 
4 Psychiatry 
3 Radiation Oncology 
2 Radiology, Interventional  
9 Surgery-General 
2 Urology 
1 Vascular Surgery

This article originally appeared on the Duke Med School blog.