Before they can independently provide direct patient care, U.S. medical school graduates must complete a three- to seven-year residency program accredited in a recognized medical specialty. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the organization that places applicants for postgraduate medical training positions into the various residency programs at teaching hospitals across the country. Thousands of fourth-year medical students nationwide learned their residency destinations today.
16 percent of Brody graduates will remain at Vidant Medical Center, Brody’s affiliated teaching hospital, for their residency training. This is up from 12.5 percent last year. Historical data suggests that about 70 percent of these physicians will stay in North Carolina to practice after completing their residencies.