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Marshall School of Medicine announces 2023 Match Day results

Fourth-year medical students from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine found out today during the annual Match Day event where they will train for the next three to seven years. A total of 78 students from the Class of 2023 matched to residency programs, representing a 99% match rate for the class.

Coordinated by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the main residency match process uses a computerized mathematical algorithm that pairs the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, resulting in a best result for graduating students. Marshall students, along with medical students from around the world, all opened their match letters at the same date and time.

“Matching into and completing a residency is the next step toward becoming a practicing physician,” said Bobby Miller, M.D., interim dean at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Where they receive their residency training shapes the course of their medical careers. The future of health care looks promising with this accomplished class and the impact they will have on patients and the profession.”

More than 50% matched into primary care residencies, which are identified in West Virginia as family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students were accepted into dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, psychiatry and radiology programs.  Four students matched in specialty matches for ophthalmology and military residency programs. 25 students will remain in West Virginia to complete their residency training.

“On Match Day, you experience the joy of moving to the next phase of your career,” said Luke Hamm, president of the fourth-year class. “It’s one of the largest milestones in a doctor’s life.”

Across the country, in the largest Match in the NRMP 70-year history, 42,952 registered applicants submitted program choices for 40,375 available positions.

View the complete match list for the School of Medicine’s Class of 2023 at

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