“They did a really good job making it feel special and so intimate even though we were all virtual,” she said.
A residency is needed to become a licensed physician. Medical students apply, interview and rank their preferences for programs and hope to be matched with a program that likewise wants the resident.
This year, the pandemic added twists to the already intense process. Some of these changes include that COVID-19 shut down weekslong stints at programs that often serve as residency auditions; interviews moved online; and because travel was no longer necessary, competitive students accepted invitations to interview at many more programs than in prior years.
“That has led less-competitive but still-solid candidates to worry that the match won’t go well for them since programs may pursue the same top-tier candidates,” the AAMC wrote.
Fifteen graduates will complete their residencies at Wright State University.
Two medical students who are active-duty military members matched for competitive military residencies: one in pathology in the Army and the other for general surgery in the Air Force.
More than 41% of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency and 34% will remain in Dayton.
More than a third will enter a primary care field — family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and combined internal medicine-pediatrics.
The rest matched in the following specialties: anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, psychiatry radiology, radiation oncology, surgery and plastic surgery.