Mount Sinai School of Medicine Graduates Matched to Top Residencies Nationwide

Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Class of 2010 celebrated Match Day and learned where they will spend their residency training.

New York, NY
 – March 22, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Class of 2010 celebrated Match Day as the next milestone in their medical career was revealed: more than 100 students opened envelopes to find out where they will spend their residency training. Of Mount Sinai’s graduating students, every one desiring a residency position for July 2010 was successfully placed.

“While Match Day is an exciting chance to look forward to the next step in our students’ careers, it is also an opportunity for them to celebrate everything they have accomplished,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Mount Sinai graduates are some of the best in the world, and we are proud to send them off to become leaders in their fields.”

The students will bring their top-rated education to many competitive fields, including Psychiatry, Medicine, General Surgery and the Surgical Sub-specialties, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Pathology and 15 other areas. Forty percent will be continuing their training in Primary Care Specialties, reflecting the students’ diverse clinical interests.

Of the more than 100 students matched, the majority will train at the country’s leading academic medical centers, including prominent institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Thirty-four members of the Class of 2010 will continue their training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Mount Sinai residents will begin their training this summer in Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Opthalmology, Oral Maxillofacial, Orthopaedics, Radiology, General Surgery and Medicine. Students from several prestigious universities, including Harvard, Yale, Duke and Emory have been matched to Mount Sinai as well.

From their very first semester, Mount Sinai students have the opportunity to integrate their basic science education with the realities of observation, decision-making, and patient care. Nearly 90 percent of current Mount Sinai students are engaged in mentored research projects in the lab, the hospital or the community. Mount Sinai has also been recognized by both the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association for service to local patients.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reports that this was the largest Match Day in history, with more than 16,000 US medical school seniors having participated nationwide.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. For more information, please visit www.mountsinai.org.