Match Day 2024

Celebrates Fourth-Year MD Students on Match Day 2024

Ninety-five percent of MSM’s Doctor of Medicine students match with residencies, including 88 percent who received their first or only choice of specialty.

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 18, 2024 – (MSM) celebrated its fourth-year medical students during Match Day 2024 on Friday, March 15, as they reached a pivotal milestone in their education and learned where they will complete their residency training. The joyous event was held at Atlanta Technical College for participating students, their families, and other invited guests. The Match Day festivities on MSM’s YouTube Channel, allowing the students’ friends and loved ones to participate, no matter where they were located. Additionally, MSM was honored to host Indian Health Service Director Ms. Roselyn Tso and Mr. Antrell Tyson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 4 Director, who offered remarks and congratulations to the future doctors.

Out of the 73 MSM Doctor of Medicine students who participated in the (NRMP), 95 percent were paired with residency placements, including 88 percent who received their first or only choice of specialty. Nearly half (49 percent) of the Class of 2024 matched into what are considered primary care specialties – family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. That number jumped to nearly three quarters (71 percent) when the core specialty disciplines of emergency medicine, general surgery, and psychiatry were added. As has been the case in past years, a significant number (49 percent) will stay in Georgia for their residencies, including 15 percent who matched to residency programs at .

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 to match applicants with programs.

Key Results of 2024 Match

Total Number of Students in Match                                             73

Number of Students Who Matched                                                        69 (95%)

Students Who Matched to Their First/Only Choice of Specialty         61 (88%)

Primary Care Specialty Disciplines                                                          36 out of 73 (49%)

(Includes Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, OB/GYN-Preliminary, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Pediatrics)

Primary Care and Core Specialty Disciplines                                          52 out of 73 (71%)

(Includes Primary Care Specialties plus: Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery-General)

Students matched to Georgia Programs                                                  36 out of 73 (49%)

Students matched to Residencies:    11 (15%) 

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Jamille Bradfield
Director, External Communications, Media Relations & Crisis Communications