Special Update for Medical Students and Residents March 2018
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UMMC graduates Justin Dyer, left, and Leah Burch both matched to family medicine residency programs. Dyer will go to Forrest General in Hattiesburg and Burch will go to University of Alabama at Huntsville.
On Match Day last Friday, 15 University of Mississippi School of Medicine graduating students chose family medicine residencies, and 25 of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating medical students did the same -- that's more than 10% of UMMC's 133 graduates and more than 30% of WCUCOM's 80+ graduates.
Many graduates will stay in Mississippi to train, and we hope the others will return to Mississippi after their training. Additionally, many students from other medical schools will be joining Mississippi family medicine residency programs.
One of MAFP's goals is expanding the family physician workforce to meet patient and community needs. We would love our family medicine residents to stay here after training, to keep our workforce numbers on the rise.
Nationally, 3,535 medical students and graduates matched to family medicine residency programs, the most in family medicine's history as a specialty, and according to AAFP, it's the 9th year in a row that number has increased.
A total of 37,103 applicants applied for 33,167 positions, according to the National Resident Matching Program, and 96% of them were filled. Family medicine residencies filled 97% of their available slots.