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Record-breaking Match Day for IU School of Medicine class of 2023


IU School of Medicine has achieved its most successful Match Day in school history. With students earning residency placements in 38 states nationwide at a near perfect 99.7% match rate, the school’s class of 2023 has much to celebrate.

Every year, on the third Friday of March, fourth-year medical students across the country learn their post-graduate residency or medical training assignment. Perhaps the most highly anticipated day in medical school, next to graduation, Match Day is the culmination of years of study and months of work completing applications and interviews with residency and training programs at leading hospitals and universities. Students across the country await the exact moment when they each open an envelope that reveals their program "match." 

Among IU’s matched students are Katie Ceglio, neurodevelopmental disabilities at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland; Freddy Damen, pediatrics, physician-scientist training program at Stanford University; Allison Young, emergency medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago; and Peter Arnold, urology at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Peter and seven fellow students participating in IU’s AMPATH program in Eldoret, Kenya, received their matches while studying and researching abroad at one of the most renowned global health models in the world. 

At Indiana University, 107 of our 354 matching students will enter residency programs affiliated with IU School of Medicine or IU Health, joining graduates from medical schools across the country to bring a total of 326 residents to train in IU programs. Together, they will help meet the substantial demand for primary care and medical expertise in Indiana.

Through targeted programs and key initiatives, including our new Pathway to Medicine, IU continues to reinforce its century-long commitment to educating exceptional medical professionals, while also aiming to produce greater numbers of talented Indiana doctors to meet the needs of our state. We look forward to the many ways our soon-to-be graduates will advance health care and improve lives, and we wish them well as they prepare for the next chapter.

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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