On Friday, March 16, medical students around the country opened their Match envelopes to find out where they would spend the next phase of their career: residency. Pritzker students gathered in the P-117 auditorium for a celebratory ceremony, and at 11:01 am CDT, the hall filled with the sounds of envelopes being ripped open—followed by a chorus of cheers. The most popular categorical and advanced specialties chosen this year by our 97 matching students were internal medicine (26), pediatrics (12), psychiatry (10), emergency medicine and general surgery (8 each), and anesthesiology and obstetrics-gynecology (7 each).
Pritzker students will be traveling to all reaches of the country for their residency training. The hospitals accepting the most Pritzker recruits to their categorical and advanced programs were University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Chicago (22), Harvard-affiliated programs (14), the University of Michigan, University of Texas programs, and University of Washington (4 each), and Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of California-San Francisco (3 each).
All other specialties on our list had one matched student.
Where our students will be going...
Top 5 Most Popular Programs (categorical and advanced)
University of Chicago Medicine
University of Michigan
University of Texas Programs
University of Washington
University of Pennsylvania
University of California-San Francisco
University of Colorado
Columbia University Programs
Icahn School of Medicine
University of Minnesota
New York University
Rush University Medical Center
University of California-San Diego
All remaining programs on our list had one matched student.
View the Match Day 2018 photo album (coming soon!).
Our surgery-bound women took the New Yorkercover challenge to celebrate matching into surgery. Clockwise from top: Sonja Boatman, Alyssa Wiener, Lea Hoefer, Connie Shao, and Ava Ferguson. Photo credit Ashley Williamson.