The famous and infamous "match" process for assignment of graduating medical students to hospitals for their medicine internships was completed last week. This is the end of a stressful process for the students and will determine where they spend most of their time in residency training programs for the next several years. (Read paging dr jess at the link to the right to get a first-hand feel for the process.)
We are very pleased with the people coming to join us at BIDMC. The 62 interns come from 43 different medical schools all across the country -- Florida, Duke, Miami, Oregon, Cornell, Vanderbilt, NYU, Temple, GW, Yale, Penn, Dartmouth, Rochester, Emory, to name a few -- and even that small medical school on Longwood Avenue. (What was the name of that one again?) Our faculty reviewed 1500 US applications and 1000 international ones as part of this process and had the pleasure of interviewing lots of interesting, thoughtful, and dedicated students.
By the way, women outnumber men by ten among the entering class.
If you are an entering intern reading this, we are already starting to get acquainted, but I look forward to getting to know you better this summer. In the meantime, set up a feed for this blog to stay tuned in, and please feel free to post comments.