Medical school students get 2,160 residencies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The Associated Medical Schools
of New York says 2,160 graduating medical students are heading toward to
residency training programs. More than half will remain in the state.

The consortium of New York state's 16 public and
private medical schools says 97% of their students have received a
residency “match” for programs that begin in July.

According to the National Resident Matching
Program, a record 25,463 applicants nationwide matched to residency
programs. U.S. medical school seniors accounted for 16,390 of those
slots.

Jo Wiederhorn of the New York group says more
students are focusing on primary care disciplines that include internal
medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

She says 188 students will go into emergency medicine this year. That specialty is in high demand.

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