Our Graduates Get Top Residencies

Of course, you want a medical school that will prepare you well for clinical training in your chosen specialty. Our graduates routinely match at prestigious residency training programs across the country, and long-term studies indicate that 95 percent of them are rated as equal to or better than their peers during residency training. Typically, 40 to 45 percent of graduating WSU medical students choose residencies in primary care fields, while the majority choose other specialties ranging from anesthesiology to urology. After graduation just over half the members of each class relocate to another state to begin residency training.

During your medical career at Wright State, faculty are available as mentors, advocates and advisors. Many of our clinical faculty members have volunteered to serve as advisors in helping you make a specialty choice — your career in medicine. They can provide invaluable information about their medical specialties, including application procedures, requirements, certification and training programs.

Half chose primary care in 2014

Boonshoft School of Medicine had 103 graduating medical students assigned to residency programs through the National Resident Matching Program on March 21, 2014. Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in 19 different medical specialties, ranging from anesthesiology, family medicine and pathology, to physical medicine and rehabilitation, otolaryngology and radiology. Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio, and across the country, including the Cleveland Clinic, University of California at San Francisco, Duke University, the Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania and New York Presbyterian-Columbia.

Almost half (45.6 percent) of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 20.3 percent will remain in the Dayton area. Close to half (48.5 percent) will enter a primary care field (Family Medicine: 8.7 percent; Internal Medicine: 15.5 percent; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: 1 percent; Internal Medicine-Psychiatry: 1 percent; Pediatrics: 22.3 percent). The rest matched in 14 other specialties: Anesthesiology: 2.9 percent; Dermatology: 2.9 percent; Emergency Medicine: 6.8 percent; Neurology: 1.9 percent; Obstetrics and Gynecology: 3.9 percent; Ophthalmology: 2.9 percent; Orthopaedic Surgery: 3.9 percent; Otolaryngology: 2.9 percent; Pathology: 1.9 percent; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 4.9 percent; Plastic Surgery: 1 percent; Psychiatry: 2.9 percent; Radiology: 3.9 percent; and Surgery: 8.7 percent.

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