The 2018 Match

photos by Joel Wintermantle

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).

Congrats, Class of 2018!

View the anonymized list of 2018 Match results.

What our students will be doing...

Top 7 Most Popular Specialties
Specialty Number Percentage
Internal Medicine 26 27%
Pediatrics 12 12%
Psychiatry 10 10%
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
8 8%
Anesthesiology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 7%
Ophthalmology
Orthopedic Surgery
4 4%
Family Medicine
Urology
2 2%

All other specialties on our list had one matched student.

Where our students will be going...

Top 5 Most Popular Programs (categorical and advanced)
Program State Number
University of Chicago Medicine IL 22
Harvard-Affiliated Programs MA 14
University of Michigan
University of Texas Programs
University of Washington
MI
TX
WA
4
Duke University
University of Pennsylvania
University of California-San Francisco
CA
PA
CA
3
Brown University
University of Colorado
Columbia University Programs
Icahn School of Medicine
University of Minnesota
New York University
Rush University Medical Center
Stanford University
University of California-San Diego
Vanderbilt University
RI
CO
NY
NY
MN
NY
IL
CA
CA
TN
2

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 Yorker cover challenge to celebrate matching into surgery. Clockwise from top: Sonja Boatman, Alyssa Wiener, Lea Hoefer, Connie Shao, and Ava Ferguson. Photo credit Ashley Williamson.