Monday, March 19, 2007

Welcome to our "matchless" interns!

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.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, a big welcome to the 62 new internal medicine interns...

But you seem to have forgotten those interns who matched in Surgery, Psychiatry, Pathology, OB/Gyn, and Emergency Medicine!

Not to mention the Anesthesia, Neurology, and Radiology programs just matched for their 2nd year spots.

Anonymous said...

Certainly not forgotten, and a hearty welcome to you, too! Would have been included if their departments (ahem!) had sent me their results.


Anonymous said...

What are your thoughts on the Match and Scramble as effective ways to get interns and residents?

Anonymous said...

I don't know. I have never been through it personally in that I am not an MD. That is a better question for the participants. Anyone want to add comments on this?

Anonymous said...

True, but your perspective as someone who is involved in such a capacity is probably useful because you are a bit distanced from it. I talk to MDs and DOs all day long who are either frustrated with it or thrilled, but their particular experiences color their opinions.