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Liberty medical students receive residency placements during Match Day 2019

March 15, 2019 : By Tobi Walsh Laukaitis/Liberty University News Service

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) medical students celebrated along with thousands of other fourth-year student-doctors across the country as they received their residency placements during Match Day on Friday.

A rite of passage for graduating student-doctors, Match Day is an annual event where the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) informs applicants of where they’ve been placed for their post-graduation residency training for the next three to seven years. The results are kept under lock and key until they are released nationally on Match Day.

This year, 115 LUCOM student-doctors participated and had a match rate of 93 percent, higher than the national average. The top residency placements were in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine. Medical students placed in cities such as Chicago, Tulsa, Honolulu, Newport News, San Antonio, and Lynchburg.

LUCOM participated in Match Day for the first time last year with its inaugural graduating class.

“We are all proud of our graduates and wish them the best as they enter this next phase of their training,” said Dr. Peter Bell, dean of LUCOM.

The Class of 2019 will participate in Liberty’s Commencement Ceremony on May 11 before setting off to their respective residencies.

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