Four fourth-year medical students learn 'match' results early

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RENO, Nev. — Every March for the past 57 years, fourth–year medical students across the nation have eagerly awaited the results of the National Residency Matching Program, which tells them where they will spend the next few years of training in their specialty area beyond medical school.

However, for a select few the suspense of learning where one will spend the next several years in residency training ends early. Students who learn the results of their match prior to the traditional March date are part of an elite group who place in either the San Francisco Match or the Military Residency Match.

This year two graduating medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Class of 2009 placed in the very competitive Military Residency Match. Joseph Brown and Colin McCormack successfully entered residency programs at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Brown has matched into a transitional internship and will move on to a residency in diagnostic radiology, while McCormack has matched into a transitional internal medicine internship and will move on to a residency in pathology.

Two other members of the Class of 2009 placed with the San Francisco Match into opthalmology residency programs. Kyle Klingler will do his residency program at the Mayo Clinic and Tyson Ward will do his at the University of South Carolina.

Nevada's medical students traditionally place in some of the nation's most competitive residency programs. Historically, School of Medicine students have placed in the San Francisco Match while others who placed in the traditional matching program were selected to continue study at prestigious institutions like Dartmouth, the Mayo Clinic, Tufts, and UCLA.

Results from the National Residency Matching Program will be announced to the Class of 2009 on Thursday, March 19. Celebrations will be held at University of Nevada School of Medicine campuses in Reno and Las Vegas.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.