Geisel Students Take Next Step in Their Medical Journeys

Read the full story, published March 21 by the Geisel School of Medicine.

At the much-anticipated annual Match Day event, 87 Geisel School of Medicine students learned where they will pursue their next three to seven years of residency training after graduation.

Primary care was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students, with 42 choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. (Photo by Lars Blackmore)

"What an incredibly exciting day," says Wiley “Chip” Souba, dean of the Geisel School. "This is the first Dartmouth MD student class that I have seen through all four years as dean of the medical school, and I am extremely proud of all of them. I know that as they begin their residencies at some of the finest institutions in our region and across the U.S., they will excel as physicians leaders who will improve many lives."

Every year, fourth-year medical students across the country submit their top choices for residency programs into a computer program operated by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Residency programs also submit lists of applicants in their order of preference. The lists are then compared against each other using the AAMC's computer algorithm, matching students to their residency programs.

Reinforcing Geisel's rise to No. 18 in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical Schools Primary Care ranking, primary care was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students, with 42 (48.3 percent of the class) choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics. Emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and obstetrics and gynecology were the next most sought-after specialties. Residency locations ranged from primary care programs at Yale, Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, the University of Washington, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, to residency specialties at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, the Cleveland Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, and Stanford University.