Mount Sinai Students Celebrate Match Day and the Next Milestone in Their Careers

The Class of 2011 opened envelopes to learn where they would be spending their residency training. An overwhelming majority matched to a program of their choice.

New York, NY
 – March 23, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

In an annual tradition known as "Match Day," Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Class of 2011 opened envelopes to learn where they would be spending their residency training. Of Mount Sinai’s graduating students going on to residency training program, an overwhelming majority matched to a program of their choice.

"Mount Sinai graduates are known throughout the world for their scientific expertise, clinical skills, and professional leadership," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "I am confident that the Class of 2011 will continue Mount Sinai’s legacy of promoting groundbreaking change in research and clinical care."

The students will bring their top-rated education to many competitive fields, including Medicine, General Surgery and the Surgical Sub-specialties, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, and 16 other areas. Thirty percent will continue their training in Primary Care Specialties, responding to the significant unmet need in this area nationwide.

More than 60 percent of Mount Sinai’s 121 students matched to the nation’s top 20 academic medical centers, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Thirty members of the Class of 2011 will continue at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where they will begin residency training in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Opthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, General Surgery, Urology, and Medicine. Graduates from prestigious programs including The Harvard Medical School, Columbia University and Emory University have been matched to Mount Sinai as well.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit organization that conducts the annual Match by using a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs available at U.S. teaching hospitals. NRMP reports that this was the largest Match Day in history, with more than 16,500 U.S. medical school seniors participating.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation's best hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

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