Match Day 2011 Shows More Students Entering Internal Medicine
The envelope, please: Einstein students receive long-awaited residency match results enlarge photo
On Thursday, March 17, fourth-year medical students at Einstein joined colleagues at medical schools around the country to learn where and in what specialty they will spend their next 3-7 years of residency training.
The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program had a strong and competitive match for its 64 PGY1 positions. The residency program's incoming intern group is well diversified by geography and medical schools, with residents entering from the following institutions (listed alphabetically):
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine (4)
- Baylor College of Medicine (1)
- Case Western School of Medicine (1)
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (3)
- George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2)
- Harvard Medical School (1)
- Indiana University School of Medicine (2)
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen (1)
- Medizinische Universität Wien (1)
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine (4)
- New York University School of Medicine (2)
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (1)
- Stony Brook School of Medicine (3)
- University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Medicine (San Antonio) (1)
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1)
- University of Maryland School of Medicine (2)
- University of Michigan Medical School (1)
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2)
- University of Vermont College of Medicine (1)
The Department of Medicine continued its concerted effort to recruit academically outstanding under-represented minority ("URM") students, particularly African-American and Hispanic students, into its PGY1 class. In 2008, there were six incoming URM PGY1s; this year, there are 11.
Internal Medicine Numbers Strong Nationally
The number of graduating seniors from U.S. allopathic medical schools was 16, 559, a high point (compared to 16,070 in 2010 and 14,201 in 2007). U.S. medical graduates' interest in Internal Medicine as a career may have stabilized after a fall of some years ago. The percentages of graduates entering Categorical Medicine programs are as follows: 19% in 2006, 18.9% in 2007, 18.5% in 2008, 18.1% in 2009, 18.2% in 2010, and 18.9% this year.
386 Categorical Internal Medicine programs participated in the 2011 match, and 98.9% of the positions were filled. A higher number, and percentage, of U.S. seniors matched in Internal Medicine programs in 2011 than in 2010, and fewer Categorical Program and Primary Care Internal Medicine spots went unfilled compared to previous years.
Einstein Medical Students Entering Medicine at Higher Than Average Rates
Forty-six Einstein students--26% of the class of 180--will enter categorical Internal Medicine programs in July. This percentage, which is at the high end of Einstein's recent historical average, compares favorably with the national average of 18.9% of US medical graduates entering Categorical Internal Medicine programs this year. Historically, Einstein students have entered Internal Medicine at a rate higher than the national average.
"Internal Medicine is alive and well at Einstein/Montefiore. We continue to have a good level of interest by our student body, despite sliding national trends, and our house staff program remains extremely strong, particularly in Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine.
Special thanks go to the following people for their hard work and combined efforts to continually improve the Internal Medicine Residency Program:
- Dr. Sharon Silbiger, for her devotion to raising the profile of Medicine at Einstein and shepherding students through the process of internship application
- Dr. Philip Lief, Interim Program Director and Vice-Chair of the Department
- Dr. Hillary Kunins, Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Program Director, who has advanced the program to a highly competitive status
- Anna Manca, Program Administrator
- Sheila Harrison, Program Assistant
- Firm and Assistant Firm Leaders
- Chief Residents
- House Staff
- Diversity Affairs Committee
- The many Department of Medicine faculty members who gave their time to interview applicants
- Lorraine Harper and Deirdre Condon, Firm Assistants, and Josephine Byfield, Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Program Assistant, who are busy on interview days downloading applications, preparing files of the interviewees, and directing the flow of applicants