Today anxious fourth-year medical students gathered to learn where they will begin their residency training after graduation from Rush in June. Rush University is pleased to release the match results for the 2013 class of Rush Medical College. Here are the numbers: 148 students matched in 19 specialties at 67 institutions in 26 states. Visit the Rush Office of Alumni Relations website to see the 2013 match list and a map indicating locations where students will be in residency training.
“Match Day” is the culmination of a process that begins in the fall when senior students apply to residency programs through a nationally computerized system. After interviewing at prospective programs, students electronically rank the programs in their order of preference. Depending on a student’s chosen specialty, a residency will last from three to six years and leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or medical or surgical specialty. The residency is composed almost entirely of the care of hospitalized or clinic patients with supervision by more senior physicians.
Rush Medical College, the first medical school in Chicago, was chartered in 1837, two days before the City of Chicago obtained its charter. It is part of Rush University Medical Center, a national leader in academic medicine.
Photo caption: (home page) Excited students from the 2013 class of Rush Medical College learned on March 15 where they will begin their residency training.