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97 students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine learned their residency placements during Match Day 2019

On March 15, 97 students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) learned their residency placements during the National Resident Matching Program’s “Match Day,” an event at which all fourth-year MD students around the country simultaneously open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in specialties. Residencies typically begin July 1.

“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2019,” said Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth and executive vice president, Geisinger. “Once again, our students matched into excellent local residency programs, as well as some of the most competitive and prestigious programs and specialties in the nation. I am especially pleased to note that eight students matched into psychiatry, a field in which the need is great both in our region and in the country as a whole,” Dr. Scheinman said.

Dr. Scheinman noted that 34 members of the Class of 2019 matched into a Pennsylvania-based program, including 13 local students. Another 30 students matched into a program bordering the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Moreover, seven Geisinger Commonwealth students will train at a Geisinger residency program – four of whom hail from counties within the Geisinger service area. “Matching into a Pennsylvania residency and, even better, a local residency, is an encouraging indicator, because physicians tend to end up practicing in areas close to where they trained,”

Dr. Scheinman said, adding that in addition to the Geisinger matches, GCSOM students matched into programs at The Wright Center in Scranton, Penn State Hershey and Lehigh Valley Health and St. Luke’s in Allentown, as well programs in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Dr. Scheinman also observed that Geisinger Commonwealth applicants matched into some of the most competitive specialties in American medicine, including dermatology, ophthalmology and surgical specialties like orthopedic and neuro surgery. In addition to the large number of Geisinger Commonwealth students who will train at leading community-based programs, many students will go to residencies at highly competitive teaching hospitals, including those associated with Harvard, Yale, Case Western, Georgetown and Brown.

According to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the 2019 Main Residency Match was the largest in history, with more than 44,000 applicants. 

Click here to see the full list of GCSOM 2019 matches.

Match Day 2019 by the numbers:

 Specialty  No. of GCSOM students matched
 Anesthesia  6
 Dermatology  4
 Diagnostic Radiology  5
 Emergency Medicine  7
 Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)  1
 Family Medicine  5
 General Surgery  9
 Internal Medicine  19
 Medicine-Emergency Medicine  1
 Medicine-Pediatrics  2
 Neurosurgery  1
 Obstetrics/Gynecology  5
 Ophthalmology  1
 Orthopedic Surgery  3
 Pathology   1
 Pediatrics   10
 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  3
 Psychiatry  8
 Radiation Oncology  1
 Thoracic Surgery  1

 

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

GCSOM Match Day 2019
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine medical students celebrating Match Day 2019
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