News Release

March 24, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Photos: Match Day at UConn School of Medicine

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Nearly all of the members of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Class of 2009 are on their way to the residency assignment of their choice. At a Match Day ceremony March 19 at the UConn Health Center, 74 students learned their residency program appointments.

  • 70 (95 percent) got their first choice.
  • 32 (43 percent) are staying in Connecticut.
  • 48 (65 percent) will train in New England.
  • 59 (80 percent) will train in the Northeast (New England, New York or Pennsylvania).
  • 33 (45 percent) are going into a primary care residency.
  • 41 (55 percent) are pursuing a subspecialty such as anesthesiology, Ob/Gyn, radiology, or surgery.

Caption: Wei-Li Deng, a fourth-year student at UConn School of Medicine, is pleased to learn she got into the anesthesiology residency program at the University of Vermont, her first choice. Deng, of Bethesda, Md., is one of 74 members of the Class of 2009 who received their residency appointments at the traditional Match Day ceremony March 19.

Caption: Reshmi Srinath (left), of Farmington, a fourth-year student at the UConn School of Medicine, proudly shows her residency program assignment with Dr. Lynn Kosowicz, assistant professor of medicine, at the school’s traditional Match Day ceremony. Srinath got her first choice, an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She and 73 classmates learned their residency appointments March 19.

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