Icahn School of Medicine's class of 2014 participated in Match Day 2014; matching to some of the nation's most competitive residency programs.
Match Day 2014
It's one of the most thrilling and emotional days in the academic careers of medical students across the country. The annual tradition known as Match Day kicked off at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with a surprise flash mob organized by students. The choreographed routine got the crowd excited right before 127 students matched to some of the nation's most competitive residency programs, including Massachusetts General Hospital; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Yale-New Haven Hospital; Duke University Medical Center; University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; and Stanford University.
Forty-one students will remain within the Mount Sinai Health System, consisting of seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, to continue their training.
Graduates from the class of 2014 were among 17,347 U.S. medical students who participated in the 2014 Match Day event. The students will bring their accomplishments in the classroom, the laboratory, and the community to more than 20 areas. The most popular fields this year were Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Family Medicine. Nearly 60 percent of Icahn School of Medicine's students matched to the nation's top 20 academic medical centers.
Match Day is the day when all the years of training and hard work come together, and we could not be more proud of this distinguished group of students who exemplify the school's culture of mentoring, clinical excellence, commitment to the community, and achievement in biomedical research. We look forward to watching our students bring the values and skills they've cultivated at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to the nation's best medical programs as they pursue the next phase in their careers. They are the next generation of physicians and scientists and will undoubtedly advance the field medicine, and improve the lives of countless patients.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit organization that conducts the annual Match by using a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs available at U.S. teaching hospitals.