2010 Medicine Residency Match Results Reflect Geographical, Ethnic Diversity
The Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine filled 64 first-year Internal Medicine Residency Program positions during the 2010 Residency Match Week. The incoming class reflects a broad range of geographical, institutional, and ethnic diversity.
The Three-Year Categorical Residency, One-Year Preliminary Internship, and Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine programs matched high-ranking individuals and diversified the incoming class considerably by geography and representation of medical schools. For example, the 2010 class will have the following PGY1 representation (alphabetical):
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine (4)
- Boston University Medical Campus
- Brown University School of Medicine
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (3)
- Dartmouth Medical School (2)
- Indiana University School of Medicine
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2)
- Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
- New York University School of Medicine (3)
- Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago (2)
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
- University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill)
- University of Oregon
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2)
The Department of Medicine continued its concerted effort to recruit academically outstanding, under-represented minority ("URM") students. In 2008, six URM students were recruited; in 2009, eight were recruited; this year, twelve URM students (7 Hispanic and 5 African-American) were recruited into the program.
Externally, forty Einstein students are entering categorical Internal Medicine residency programs in July. The number of graduating seniors from U.S. allopathic medical schools reached a high point (over a thousand more graduates since 2006), and the percentage of medical school graduates entering categorical medicine programs in 2010 (18.2%) was close to the 2006-2010 average (18.5%).
"Internal Medicine is alive and well at Einstein-Montefiore," said Victor Schuster, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. "Despite sliding national trends, our student body continues to have a good level of interest in medicine, and our house staff program continues to strengthen each year."
Dr. Schuster credited this year's successful match to Drs. Shirley Levine, Sharon Silbiger, Philip Lief, Hillary Kunins, and Bettina Fries, as well as Anna Manca, Francine Rella, the Firm Leaders and Assistant Firm Leaders, Chief Residents, house staff, Diversity Affairs Committee, and all of the faculty members who interviewed applicants.