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Graduating ETSU medical students open envelopes on Match Day

A medical student is happy with his residency match

JOHNSON CITY (March 21, 2014) – The Class of 2014 at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine opened their envelopes during the annual Match Day celebration on Friday, March 21, to learn where they will go for residency training beginning July 1.

The National Resident Matching Program pairs graduating medical students with residency programs throughout the country. Sixty-four members of the Quillen Class of 2014 celebrated a successful match in 13 different specialty or sub-specialty fields at 38 residency sites throughout the United States.

Fifty-five percent of the Class of 2014 will enter the primary care fields of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology, and 77 percent of Quillen students will train at institutions in the South. Eight graduates will continue their training in the medical residency programs at Quillen, and 18 additional graduating students matched with other programs in Tennessee.

Quillen students also matched to highly competitive specialty programs that include anesthesiology, dermatology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery and radiology. Three students will complete their residency training through military service.

Members of the Class of 2014 will attend residency programs at institutions that include the University of Tennessee, Medical University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia, University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Yale University and Mayo School of Medicine. The Quillen College of Medicine residency programs also had a highly successful match.

Local Match Day festivities were hosted by the ETSU Alumni Association and the Quillen College of Medicine Alumni Society.