Morehouse School of Medicine Celebrates Fourth-Year MD Students on Match Day 2022
More than 96 percent of Class of 2022 students match with residency programs, including 94 percent who received their first choice of specialty.
ATLANTA – March 18, 2022 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) celebrated its fourth-year medical students during Match Day 2022 on Friday, March 18, 2022 as they reached a pivotal milestone in their medical education and learned where they will serve their residencies.
Match Day is an annual rite of passage across the United States. At Morehouse School of Medicine, faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of the future doctors in a joyous, heartwarming ceremony. The event was livestreamed on MSM's YouTube channel, allowing MSM's students and those who have supported them every step of the way to participate, no matter where they were located.
More than 96 percent of MSM's Doctor of Medicine students who participated in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) were paired with residency placements, including 94 percent who received their first or only choice of specialty. Half of the Class of 2022 matched into what are considered primary care specialties – family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. That number jumped to nearly 70 percent when the core specialty disciplines of emergency medicine, general surgery, and psychiatry were added. As has been the case in recent years, a significant number (42 percent) will stay in Georgia for their residencies, including 22 percent who matched to residency programs at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The NRMP, a private, non-profit organization, was established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.
For applicants, the process begins in the fall of the final year of medical school, when they apply to the residency programs of their choice. Throughout the fall and early winter, applicants interview with programs. From mid-January to late February, applicants and program directors rank each other in order of preference and submit the preference lists to NRMP, which processes them using a computerized mathematical algorithm to match applicants with programs.
Key Results of 2022 Morehouse School of Medicine Match
|Total Number of MSM Students in Match||86|
|Number of Students Who Matched||83 (96.5%)|
|Students Who Matched to Their First/Only Choice of Specialty||81 (94.1%)|
|Primary Care Specialty Disciplines
(Includes Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, OB/GYN-Preliminary, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Pediatrics)
|43 out of 86 (50%)|
|Primary Care and Core Specialty Disciplines
(Includes Primary Care Specialties plus: Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery-General)
|60 out of 86 (69.7%)|
|Students matched to Georgia Programs||36 out of 86 (41.8%)|
|Students matched to Morehouse School of Medicine Residencies||19 (22%)|
To learn more about Morehouse School of Medicine and MSM Match Day 2022, please visit MSM.edu.
About Morehouse School of Medicine
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit MSM.edu or call 404-752-1500.
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