354 students matched with specialized training programs across the country
INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University School of Medicine celebrated a historic Match Day on Friday at the IUPUI campus center in downtown Indianapolis, with a nearly perfect 99.7% of fourth-year medical students successfully matching to residency programs during the annual event.
“This is an exciting day for our graduating medical students, and an extraordinarily successful Match Day for our school,” said Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean of IU School of Medicine and IU’s executive vice president for university clinical affairs. “We are incredibly proud of this diverse, talented group and all they have accomplished over the last four years. We look forward to seeing the many ways they will improve health across all of Indiana.”
Each year in March, fourth-year students across the country gather and open envelopes at the same time, finding out simultaneously where they will go to complete their residency programs after their upcoming graduation in May. While medical school gives students foundational knowledge to become a physician, residency provides intensive clinical and research experience in their chosen specialty and is required before a physician can practice independently. Residency programs can range from 3 to 9 years, depending on the specialty.
“We have been educating medical professionals for more than 100 years and know that these students are well-prepared for this important next step in their training,” said Paul M. Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs. “Over the last four years, we have seen this class demonstrate incredible teamwork, fortitude and resilience—all evidenced by this year’s remarkable Match Day success. They have become compassionate and culturally competent physicians and we are so excited to see what they accomplish next.”
This year, the IU School of Medicine class of 2023 matched 354 students with training programs across the country. From that group, 107 will enter residency programs affiliated with IU School of Medicine or IU Health—joining graduates from medical schools across the country to bring a total of 326 residents to train in IU programs. These programs include 29 different specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, surgery, OB-GYN, emergency medicine and neurology. Their training begins in late June.
“IU School of Medicine residencies are excited to be receiving 326 newly minted doctors in the match who will start training with us this summer. At IU School of Medicine, we offer 40 residency training programs across the state of Indiana,” Wallach said. “Our residents receive a unique clinical and research experience in whatever their chosen specialty is, and we are so excited to welcome our new class of residents to the IUSM family.”
Other IU School of Medicine graduates matched with programs across the country, including NYU, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford, University of Washington, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis to name just a few.
Other highlights from Match Day 2023:
38% 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 38 states
The top five specialties IU School of Medicine students matched into are: Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine
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.