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March 15, 2007

UI Medical Students Receive Residency Assignments On 'Match Day'

Fourth-year students in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine today took part in "Match Day," the annual event where medical students nationwide find out where they will begin their medical residency training following graduation.

Among this year's graduating class of 142 students, 50 percent (71 students) chose primary care specialties, which include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. There were 24 matches in family medicine programs, 24 in internal medicine, 14 in pediatrics, one in a combined medicine-pediatrics program, and eight in obstetrics and gynecology.

The two top non-primary care specialties were emergency medicine (16 matches) and anesthesiology (nine matches).

Forty-four of the Carver College of Medicine's 2007 graduates will remain in Iowa for their first-year of postgraduate training. Of the 44 students staying in Iowa, 29 will begin residencies at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Geographically, the most popular state after Iowa for first-year residency training was Minnesota, where 15 graduating students will begin their residencies. Illinois, New York and Texas each will claim seven UI Carver College of Medicine graduates, followed by Missouri, with six.

This year's match results, including individual results by name, state and specialty, will be available online at

The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) helps place graduating medical students in such programs. Most of the students who will earn medical degrees at the UI this year (135 of 142 students) participated in the NRMP. Three students secured residencies through specialty matching programs or the armed forces, and four students opted to defer residency training.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,