News Release

March 17, 2005

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

UConn Medical Students Among the Best in the Country

Match Day Results Announced

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Match Day was an outstanding success for the students at the UConn Medical School as 98.5 percent of those seeking residencies were matched with a program. The national match this year was 93.7 percent.

Today, at 12:05 p.m., 71 medical students, along with their peers across the country in the Class of 2005, learned the location of their medical residency program.

Primary care residency programs accounted for 51 percent of the students, while 49 percent were in other specialties, from anesthesiology to urology. Many will stay in Connecticut to complete their residencies, while others will be attending programs at institutions across the country, such as Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian, Einstein/Jacobi Medical Center, Boston University Medical Center, George Washington University, Yale University and Harvard University, among others.

“Over the years, our students match to the most prestigious residencies in the country. They consistently earn top rankings,” said Anthony Ardolino, M.D., associate dean for Medical Student Affairs. “It reinforces our confidence in the outstanding medical education we offer here at UConn. Our students really shine.”

This year, more than 14,700 U.S. medical school seniors applied for residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program. The program is conducted annually and matches the preference of applicants with the preference of residency program to fill the available training positions at teaching hospital nationwide.

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