Pitt Medical Students ‘Meet Their Match’ at Annual Event

By: Anita Srikameswaran and Tim Betler

Match Day is an annual event at which fourth-year students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year.

On March 24, 148 fourth-year-Pitt medical students received their residency assignments through the National Resident Matching Program, a private, not-for-profit corporation. Notification of assignment is generated by a national computer system operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The process matches graduating medical students with residency programs across the country. During the past few years, more than 80 percent of Pitt medical students have received one of their top three choices.

Residency assignments were presented to the class of 2014 by Joan Harvey, M.D., associate dean for student affairs, Chenits Pettigrew, Ph.D., assistant dean for student affairs and diversity programs, and Arthur S. Levine, M.D., senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

This year:
  • 43 Students matched to Pitt/UPMC programs
  • Students matched in 24 states, including Washington, DC; one student matched in Hawai’i
  • 36 percent matched in primary care
  • 10 students matched in Orthopedics, a school record
  • 7 Couples matched
  • 16 students matched in California
  • 15 students matched in New York state

Besides Pitt/UPMC, other notable programs students matched at included Massachusettes General, Yale, Stanford, UCLA, UCSF, Beth Israel Deaconness, and Columbia

Congratulations Pitt School of Medicine Class of 2014!