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The Indiana University School of Medicine is celebrating a successful Match Day for 338 fourth-year medical students who will soon begin their residency training.

IU School of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2024

a student smiles and holds up her match day sign on stage. emily walvoord celebrates with her arms in the air in the background.

Omolayo Fatola matched into the Indiana University School of Medicine psychiatry residency program.

338 students to continue their training at residency programs across the country

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University School of Medicine is celebrating a successful Match Day for 338 fourth-year medical students who will soon begin their residency training.

Match Day is an annual event happening on the IU Indianapolis campus and at medical schools across the country, where students simultaneously learn where they will continue their training after graduation in May.

“We are so proud of these 338 students and all they have accomplished throughout their time in medical school with us,” said Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean of the IU School of Medicine and IU’s executive vice president for university clinical affairs. “We are excited to see all they will continue to learn and accomplish as they move on to the next phase of their training.”

While medical school gives students foundational knowledge to become a physician, residency provides intensive clinical and research experience in their chosen specialty and is required before a physician can practice independently. Residency programs range from three to nine years, depending on the specialty.

The IU School of Medicine class of 2024 matched 338 students with training programs in 39 states, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Washington University – St. Louis. From that group, 86 will enter residency programs affiliated with IU School of Medicine or IU Health, joining graduates from other medical schools across the country to bring a total of 317 new residents to train in IU programs. These programs include 23 different specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, anesthesiology and surgery.

In addition, 43.8% of students will enter primary care residencies, helping fulfill a need for primary care physicians in Indiana and across the country.

At the Match Day 2024 event at the IU Indianapolis campus, school leaders spoke to students and their families, congratulating them on their accomplishment.

“The school of medicine has been preparing people to be doctors for over 100 years, and we know that you’re going to be really well prepared,” Hess said. “Regardless of what specialty you go into, and regardless of where you end up in the country, I want every single one of you to know that you are a success story.”

“Doctors of the Class of 2024, you’re about to learn where you are going to do the next step of your training,” said Paul Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs, “and we are so proud of you.”

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About IU School of Medicine

The IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the IU School of Medicine ranks No. 13 in 2023 National Institutes of Health funding among all public medical schools in the country.