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Fourth-year students level up on Match Day

Tears, hugs, and cheers filled the medical school atrium as the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Class of 2018, along with other fourth-year medical students across the country, learned their Residency Match on Friday, March 16. The letters include the student’s location and specialty of the residency program where they will train for the next three to seven years.

“As our students open their Match Day envelopes, we celebrate the physicians they have become. Their personal goals and remarkable talents are individual, but they all carry forward the Loyola mission of dedication to service for others,” said Steve A. N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FAAP, dean of Stritch. “One of our school’s core strengths is its diversity, and this is seen today as our first DACA status students go forth as champions of social justice to provide care for the underserved across the country.”

Where is the Class of 2018 headed?


The Stritch Class of 2018 has 157 students, and the largest portion, 39 percent, placed in Primary Care specialties. Twelve and a half percent of those students are going into Internal Medicine and 10.5 percent are going into Family Medicine. The top five other specialties were Emergency Medicine (11 percent), General Surgery/Surgery - Preliminary (8 percent), Obstetrics-Gynecology (6.5 percent), Psychiatry (5 percent), and Anesthesiology (5 percent).


Students matched in 27 states. Forty percent of the class matched in Illinois, with 14 percent staying on campus for residencies at Loyola University Medical Center. Sixty one percent of students are staying in the Midwest, with 10 percent going to the East Coast, 21 percent going to the West Coast, and 8 percent going down South.

40%

matched in Illinois

39%

placed in Primary Care specialties

14%

staying on campus for residencies at Loyola University Medical Center

Matches made

Diana Andino

Neurology

Loyola University Medical Center

Kamaal Jones

Pediatrics

Stanford University

Olivia Kalmanson

Otolaryngology

University of Colorado, Denver

Their personal goals and remarkable talents are individual, but they all carry forward the Loyola mission of dedication to service for others.
— Steve A.N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FAAP, dean of Stritch

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