INDIANAPOLIS—For the first time in more than two years, the joyous sounds of medical students learning their residency futures was heard not virtually but in person.
Indiana University School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on Friday with 321 fourth-year medical students matching with residency programs in Indiana and throughout the United States.
The school will also welcome nearly 300 new residents to its residency programs, 94 from IU and more than 200 coming from other medical schools around the world.
Friday’s event, held at the IUPUI Campus Center, was the first time since March 2019 that the annual event was held in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are so proud of this year’s class and the 321 physicians who will soon be joining the health workforce here in Indiana and across the country,” said Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean of IU School of Medicine and IU’s executive vice president for university clinical affairs. “These students overcame tremendous difficulties with a global pandemic greatly impacting their time in medical school. We wish them the best as they embark on this important next step of their careers.”
Each year in March, fourth-year medical students across the country gather and open envelopes at the same time—all finding out simultaneously where they will be heading to complete their residencies after graduation. While medical school provides students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be a doctor, residency offers intensive experience and preparation for a medical specialty and is required before a physician can practice independently.
“Residency is an important time in a physician’s training experience and we are so excited to celebrate with our students as they prepare to begin their programs,” said Paul M. Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs. “While their time at IU School of Medicine may have looked different than they expected over the last two years due to the pandemic, this class has shown tremendous resilience and dedication to their medical school education. We know they will continue to make great accomplishments during residency and beyond.”
From the IU School of Medicine class of 2022, 94 future physicians will enter residency programs affiliated with IU School of Medicine or IU Health along with more than 200 additional graduates from other medical schools across the country. These programs include 30 different specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, surgery, OB-GYN, emergency medicine and neurology. Their training begins in late June.
“We are so excited to welcome all of these doctors-in-training to our residency programs here at IU School of Medicine,” Wallach said. “Residency is an important continuation of medical education and we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences, great clinical training and research opportunities for these graduates.”
In addition to beginning residency training at IUSM, other graduates from our school matched at prestigious programs in other parts of the country, including: Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, Washington University (St. Louis), NYU, and Mayo Clinic to name a few.
Similarly, IU School of Medicine attracted graduates from top programs in the United States, including: Johns Hopkins, University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Washington University (St. Louis).
Other highlights from IU School of Medicine Match Day 2022 include:
- 41% of students will enter primary care residencies, helping to fulfill a significant need for primary care physicians in Indiana and across the country
- Graduates will complete residency in 32 states
- The top five specialties IU School of Medicine students matched into are: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery and Anesthesiology
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.