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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2005

Match Day for Medical Students at Wright State School of Medicine

Match Day at Wright StateDayton, Ohio -- At noon today, Wright State University School of Medicine has 86 senior medical Match day 2005students who are going through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The Match, conducted annually by the NRMP, is the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. Of the 86 students who will receive their M.D. degrees in May, 44% will stay in Ohio.

Results, by specialty, from Wright State's Match are: Anesthesiology 3.5%; Dermatology 1.2%; Emergency Medicine 9.3%; Family Practice 18.6%; Internal Medicine 15%; Medicine/Pediatrics 2.3%; Medicine/Psych 1.2%; Obstetrics and Gynecology 10.5%; Orthopaedic Surgery 1.2%; Otolaryngology 1.2%; Pathology 2.3%; Pediatrics 19.8%; Psychiatry 2.3%; Radiology 2.3%; General Surgery 6.9%; Transitional Year 1.2%; and Urology 1.2%.

The National Residency Matching Program was established in 1952 to provide an orderly and fair mechanism to match the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency Match Day 2005 positions with residency program choices of applicants. The program provides a common time for the announcement of the appointments, as well as an agreement for programs and applicants to honor the commitment to offer and accept an appointment if a match results. More than 23,000 applicants in the NRMP will find out which residency program they will enter for training.