SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Officials at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine report that the recently held “Match Day” was highly successful. “This was one of the best Match Days in school history,” said Dr. Mary Nettleman, dean of USD’s school of medicine.
Match Day is the dramatic event when soon-to-be graduates of medical schools across the country learn where they will be performing their residencies, and in what specialties. In 2016, Match Day was held on March 18, and 61 students at the USD Sanford School of Medicine learned about their futures.
Nettleman said that all 61 of the medical school's Class of 2016 were placed in residencies (see where they're going at this link). She also said that residencies for upcoming graduates include 22 different specialties, and locations are in 26 different states, with 14 students starting residencies in South Dakota. The most popular specialty is family medicine, with 13 residencies, followed by anesthesiology with six and radiology with five. Most students apply to multiple residencies, and many USD Sanford medical students were placed at their top choice.