It's a Match! Match Day at the Brody School of Medicine

By Amy Ellis, University Communication | March 17, 2017

Medical students, family and friends filled the auditorium and several overflow rooms at the Brody School of Medicine on Mar. 17 for the 2017 residency match day event. In keeping with Brody’s mission to tackle the statewide shortage of primary care physicians, 61 percent of Brody graduates will be entering primary care residencies, and 36 percent will remain in North Carolina for their training.

Christana Ajewole: Boston University Medical Center-Boston, MA – Obstetrics/Gynecology
“We first welcomed you all as part of the Brody family in August 2013. Now, after 1,309 days, 36 M1 exams, 32 M2 exams, 7 clerkship shelf exams and 3 licensing exams, we celebrate with you as you receive the magical envelope that reveals where you will begin the next stage of your training — this time as a physician.” - Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, senior associate dean for academic affairs.

23 percent of Brody graduates will be entering a pediatrics residency. This is up from 19 percent last year.

Zachary Wood: Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina, Greenville, SC, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Tatiana Acosta: Duke University Medical Center-Durham, NC; Obstetrics/Gynecology

“It’s important to me to work in a city because I want to work with underserved minority children in an urban area. I want to reach the kids who have the least resources. Since that’s the population I want to work with, I want to train in that environment.” -Kristen Everett Matched: Children’s National in DC – Pediatrics

Cara Beth Carr & Nick Zerona: Couples Match: Cara Beth to Case Western/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center- Cleveland, OH, Pediatrics; and Nick to Cleveland Clinic Fdn-OH, Cleveland, OH, Radiology-Diagnostic

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.

Amanda Saad: Duke University Medical Center- Durham, NC, Pediatrics

47 Brody graduates will be entering primary care residencies. The numbers of students who matched in each primary care field are as follows:

  • 18 in pediatrics
  • 13 in family medicine
  • 9 in internal medicine
  • 4 in obstetrics/gynecology
  • 3 in internal medicine/pediatrics

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.

David Baker: Mountain Area Health Education Center-Asheville, NC; Family Medicine (pictured with wife Kate)

Augustin DuSablon, Matched: East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center – Emergency Medicine, “I’m overwhelmed and excited that I matched with my number one choice and I get to stay home. I grew up near here, my family is here, this is home to me. And when I finish residency, I hope to work in a local emergency department somewhere in eastern North Carolina.”

Larisa Garkusha: Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein- Bronx NY, Internal Medicine
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