UMDNJ Sends 376 New Physicians to Hospitals Nationwide
houts of joy echoed through the halls of UMDNJ’s buildings at noon on Thursday, March 17, as fourth-year students from New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the School of Osteopathic Medicine opened the envelopes that would disclose the most important news of their budding medical careers. It was Match Day and the UMDNJ medical students joined thousands like themselves from across America to learn where they would begin their careers as physicians.
All told, 376 students from UMDNJ’s three medical schools — 99.5 percent — successfully matched to residency programs, compared to the national average of 95.6 percent. More than 38,000 U.S., Canadian and foreign medical students vied for 26,158 residency slots available through the National Residency Match Program this year. The residencies run from four to seven years.
More than 127 of the University’s students will remain in New Jersey, including 91 who matched to UMDNJ programs. Students from UMDNJ also matched to such prestigious out-of-state programs as Johns Hopkins, Duke, the Cleveland Clinic, Yale, Harvard, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Sinai in New York.