Albany Medical College Celebrates Match Day 2024

Fourth-year medical students around the country, including 134 at Albany Medical College, learned where they will continue their medical training today. The event, called Match Day, is a career-defining moment in a medical student’s life.

Forty students, or 30 percent, were matched to programs in New York State. Forty-one percent of this year’s class will pursue primary care specialties, including family medicine, internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, pediatrics, and obstetrics & gynecology. Fifteen students will stay at Albany Medical Center to complete their residencies.

“Each year, we look forward to witnessing the anticipation and excitement of this significant milestone in our medical students’ journeys,” said Alan S. Boulos, MD, ’94, The Lynne and Mark D. Groban, MD, ’67 Distinguished Dean of Albany Medical College. “The Class of 2024 is particularly special, as they entered medical school at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and fulfilled their responsibilities with grace. We are proud of the resiliency and strength they’ve shown and are confident they will leave well equipped to handle any challenges they may face.”

The Albany Med Health System successfully filled residency positions in programs participating in the Match including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, preliminary surgery, internal medicine, preliminary medicine, medicine-pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, psychiatry, radiology, integrated vascular radiology, and vascular surgery.

After graduating from medical school, physicians enter residency programs for an additional three to seven years of training. Residency assignments begin in July for most trainees.

Fourth-year medical students apply to several residency programs while residency programs rank the students they have interviewed. Students and programs are then “matched” by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).