Press ReleaseDate: 03-15-13
Name: Patti Verbanas Phone: 9739727273
Years in the Making, Medical Student Dreams Are Realized
Again this year, the graduating students from UMDNJ’s New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Osteopathic Medicine were extraordinarily successful in securing residency positions. Overall, 462 UMDNJ students, 97.3 percent of those who applied, succeeded in securing post-graduate positions. Today’s results include students from the School of Osteopathic Medicine who participated in February’s osteopathic match program and students who matched to residency programs related to their military service.
“Today marks an important day in the lives of our graduating medical students,” said Denise V. Rodgers, MD, President (Interim) of UMDNJ. “An overarching goal in all three of our medical schools is to teach students more than the science of medicine. It is our goal to train physicians who will be compassionate individuals who are highly skilled in the art of healing. Their success on Match Day echoes more than their academic achievement at UMDNJ. It speaks loudly and clearly to their dedication to learning and the depth of their concern for their fellow human beings. It is our hope that they will maintain a commitment to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to all throughout their careers. We wish them well”
Following graduation in May, the newly minted physicians will enter intern and residency programs across the nation. Of those graduating physicians, 133 will continue their training in New Jersey based residency programs, including 97 who matched to UMDNJ programs. UMDNJ students also matched to such prestigious out-of-state programs as Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Duke University.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is New Jersey’s only health sciences university with more than 6,000 students on five campuses attending three medical schools, the State’s only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and New Jersey’s only school of public health. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, which provides a continuum of health care services with multiple locations throughout the state.