Match Day 2019 Reveals Residencies for Columbia Medical Students

March 15, 2019

When Columbia medical students gathered in Bard Hall for Match Day on March 15, a sense of anticipation filled the air. The students, along with their family and friends, had arrived for an annual tradition where soon-to-be graduates learn where they will spend their residencies. Envelopes lined a long table in the back of the room, each one with a “match” letter that reveals where each student will begin the next phase of medical training.

“I look forward to gaining the clinical knowledge and surgical skills in the field,” says Yandong “Yanna” Bian, who matched for a residency in ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.   

Match Day caps the Class of 2019’s months-long road to residency, when medical students often crisscross the country to interview for dozens of residency programs. 

All U.S. medical students learned the results at the same time on March 15 via the National Resident Matching Program, also known as The Match. At VP&S, 171 students participated in the Match. The most popular residencies were internal medicine (42 students), pediatrics (22), psychiatry (16), obstetrics & gynecology (15), ophthalmology (10), and dermatology (7).