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Mapped: The future of the School of Medicine's Class of 2020

April 30, 2020

In mid-March, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, graduating students at Emory University School of Medicine were matched with medical residencies across the country, at institutions from coast to coast — University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle to Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. 138 Emory graduating seniors participated in a match program. 36 students will remain at Emory for part of all of their residency training.

The traditional Match Day event, which normally takes place in the lobby of the School of Medicine, with faculty, family, friends and fellow-students cheering on the seniors, was moved to an all-online event, in light of coronavirus. The tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes promptly at noon— prompting hundreds of collective clicks and heartfelt video congratulations from faculty, staff and residents. (Experience this "Virtual Match" event online.)

Most students were matched via the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) but some students participated in smaller match programs, including ophthalmology and urology matches, plus the military residency match.

The specialties chosen most frequently by class members for their residencies were: internal medicine (38), pediatrics (16), emergency medicine (13), OB/GYN (9), orthopedics (7) and surgery (7).

Besides Emory, the institutions welcoming the most graduating Emory medical graduates as residents are: UC San Francisco (5), Washington University - St. Louis (4), Baylor College (4), University of Chicago (4), and University of Washington (4).

The map above shows the institutions which will be home to Emory graduates and which specialties they will be pursuing.ws the institutions which will be home to Emory graduates and which specialties they will be pursuing.

Map Notes

Click virtual "pin" to view residency details.

To view institutions as a list, click on the icon on the top left of the map.

Addresses for institutions are approximate.

For each institution, the number of residents per specialty is noted.

Where "Transitional Year" is marked, a graduating Emory senior is spending one year at the named institution before moving on to continue a residency at another institution.

Where "PGY2 Program" appears, with specialties and numbers, it indicates Emory graduates who will complete a "Transitional Year" at one institution before arriving for "PGY2" ("Postgraduate Year 2") to complete the rest of their residency.

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