VERMILLION, S.D. – Pillar 3 students set to graduate from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine received their post-graduate assignments on Match Day, held March 19.
The 64 new doctors, following graduation in May, will perform the next stage of their training at clinics, hospitals and health care facilities across the nation.
Destinations for USD medical student residencies include 26 states. South Dakota takes the lead with 14 USD medical school graduates from the class of 2021. Kansas and Iowa will host four graduates each.
The most popular residency is internal medicine, with 12 graduates pursuing training in this field. Seven graduates will receive training in OB-GYN, six in psychiatry and five will perform residencies in family medicine. In all, 18 different areas of medicine comprise the list of residencies matched by USD medical school graduates.
Nationally, some 42,508 soon-to-be-physicians from all U.S. medical schools and some non-U.S. medical schools were vying for 38,106 residency positions in the U.S.