'Match Madness' a success for U of L medical students
Match Day 2012 sets future physicians on their professional journey.
Just call it "Match Madness."
March 16 was Match Day for University of Louisville medical students as they opened their envelopes from the National Residency Match Program to find where they had been matched for residency training.
The Match, conducted annually by the NRMP, uses a computerized algorithm designed to the best results by aligning the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs.
The results are used to fill thousands of training positions available in the United States.
"We are delighted to announce the results of the 2012 residency match in internal medicine," Dr. Barbara Casper, director of the U of L Internal Medicine Residency Program said. "We interviewed a record number of applicants from all across the U.S. and abroad. We successfully matched with 22 categorical interns and 10 preliminary interns who represent a number of U.S. medical schools as well as international schools. We are especially proud that many U of L students chose to stay here for their training."
"As in the past, we matched great candidates this year for our residency program," Roman said. "This continuing success is mainly due to the hard work of Barbara Casper, Jennifer Koch, Nancy Kubiak and their team, as well as the active involvement of the faculty and staff who come together to show candidates what this program is about - a family of master clinicians, strong educators, and innovative researchers coming together to deliver patient care and education with class."