dream big. I wish you the best. And don’t let others tell you what you can and can’t do.
Erica Liddy and John Berglund
This is the advice of an up-and-coming medical student to future generations. “Matchday” is an annual event where graduating medical students learn about suitable locations for residency programs.
This year, nearly 100% of the up-and-coming seniors at MSU’s College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine were matched, well above the national rate.
Nationally, 42,952 participants applied for 40,375 certified positions at national events sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program®. The concordance rate for MD seniors was 93.7% and the concordance rate for DO seniors was 91.6%.
At the College of Human Medicine, 100% of MSU College of Human Medicine seniors secured residency placements. This includes students who have attended the NRMP Match, the NRMP Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, and other residency placements including Advanced Match and Military Match. Of her 184 matched students, 48% will enter a primary care residency (i.e., family medicine, internal medicine, medicine/pediatrics, or pediatrics) and 44% will remain in Michigan.
At osteopathic medical colleges, 269 students (98%) were matched, including 100% military and international students. 78% of students remain in Michigan, 44% are enrolled in primary care residencies, and 51% are assigned to Statewide Campus System residency program facilities.
“We are very proud of this group of Spartan medical doctors. They had the unique experience of studying medicine in the midst of a global pandemic. , this class was only six months into their medical education.Soon, these students stepped up to support frontline workers in distributing PPE, and once a vaccine became available, the state We vaccinated the entire community.”
DO-Ph.D Andrea Amalfitano said: ., Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine. “We know these newly minted osteopathic (DO) physicians will have a huge impact on the community, especially in their role as primary care physicians, which are currently most needed in Michigan. In fact, 78% of our graduates will have residencies in our state this year, and since most of our graduates practice primary care in Michigan, it doesn’t matter where they reside. It’s an important indicator of where to spend your career, especially in underserved areas.”
Up-and-coming seniors from the College of Osteopathic Medicine gathered at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing to open the envelope. At noon, after the countdown, they opened the envelope, hugged, cried, and took a selfie after finding out where they matched.
“Keep focused on your goals and don’t let failure rob you of it,” said Krishna Yereswarap, 32, of Norwood, Massachusetts, a neurologist at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
“It’s also important to have a support structure in place and to be able to network. Ultimately, there are many ways to find success. But if you keep yourself motivated, other people will see it and give you the opportunity to move forward.”
At the University Club nearby, a group of up-and-coming seniors gathered to open the envelope at the University of Lansing Human Medicine College campus. Similar celebrations were held at Grand Rapids, the university’s Flint, Traverse City, Upper Peninsula, Midland and Southeast Michigan campuses.
“I was voted #1 in the University of Chicago Specialty in Emergency Medicine. Just to get to this final moment, just to make sure our work paid off,” Michigan, he added, with one piece of advice for students.
“It may seem difficult and difficult while you’re going through it, but the pain and suffering that sometimes accompanies medical school is ultimately worth it when you do what you love. Keep the event going through the seasons and remember that end goal.If you have a goal, you can achieve it.”
Speaking at a matchday celebration at the University Club, Lansing Community Assistant Dean Jamila Power, M.D., said: “Each of our residency programs acquires well-rounded, peer-to-peer, competent physicians who are ready to achieve success in the field of medicine.”
Erica Lydey, 26, of Toledo, Ohio, was part of the leadership of the University of Human Medicine’s rural medicine program, in which students toured three clinical sites in Midland, Traverse City, and Marquette.
“I’ve been here in Marquette for the last two years. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life,” said Lydey, an emergency medical officer at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor. “I chose rural health care because I had the opportunity to experience a 10-bed emergency department during my master’s program. I saw rural health care as a place where I could make a difference… Michigan State It’s a place where you can get a great college degree, learn cutting-edge technology, and bring it back to a community that needs help.”
Victoria Bellow, 28, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, said one of the things that drew her to the osteopathic medical school was the statewide campus system. She was matched in family medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
“We knew that having relationships with so many hospitals across the state would be beneficial for networking, increased resources, and educational opportunities,” says Behlow.
Said. She called on her next generation to stay true to herself.
“Your journey is yours. Don’t compare yourself to others. We all have the same end goal of becoming a competent and caring doctor.” Every journey may look different, and that’s perfectly fine.
“Enjoy every moment because time flies by. Cherish your medical school memories and lifelong friendships.”