Medical students “match” into residency

Medical students across the country learned on March 15 through the National Residency Match Program where they would spend the next stage of their graduate medical education and training.

Thirty-one medical students who are finishing their clinical training at the College, which is also a regional campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, entered into the Main Residency Match and all received residency placements. “It was a tight match but the best year ever for the Tuscaloosa Campus,” says Heather Taylor, MD, assistant director of Medical Student Affairs at the College.

The NRMP Main Residency Match provides an impartial venue for matching medical students’ preferences for residency positions with the preferences of residency directors across the country. Each year, approximately 31,000 applicants compete for approximately 24,000 residency positions. Medical residencies provide in-depth training in a specific medical specialty. Successful completion of residency training is a requirement to practice medicine in many jurisdictions.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine’s three campuses, including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, had a 97 percent match rate.

Three students from the Tuscaloosa campus were matched with the College’s Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency while the remaining students were placed across 12 different states:

Altan Ahmen
Diagnostic Radiology – University of Florida Medical Center/Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.

Brooke Bell
Anesthesiology – UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Jonathan Black
Surgery – University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Denise Boykin
Internal Medicine – Baptist Health System, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

Adam Carol
Family Practice – UAB-Huntsville Family Medicine Residency Program, Huntsville, Ala.

Nathan Carter
Internal Medicine – University of South Alabama Hospitals, Mobile, Ala.

Jason Clemons
Family Practice – Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jason Crowell
Neurology – University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Nicholas Deep
Otolaryngology – Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Emad Elsamadicy
OB/GYN – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Katie Gates
Family Practice – Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jessica Grayson
Otolaryngology – UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Kevin Greer
Anesthesiology – University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Shaundra Harris
Pediatrics – UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Ashley Jackson
Internal Medicine – UAB-Hunstville Internal Medicine Residency Program, Huntsville, Ala.

Patrick Jones
Emergency Medicine – Texas A&M-Scott & White, Temple, Tex.

Jonny Kentros
Anesthesiology – UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Brandy Milstead
Emergency Medicine – Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, Roanoke, Va.

Rajini Murthy
Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Osamuede Osemwota
Dermatology, Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Sara Phillips
Pediatrics, University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.

Chris Rigell
Internal Medicine, Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Adam Scott
Pediatrics, UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Krishna Shah
OB/GYN, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

David Shelley
Anesthesiology, UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Luke Smelser
Neurology, UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Buck Smith
Orthopaedic Surgery, UAB Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Ross Summerford
Family Practice, Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Scott Wakefield
Pediatrics, FSU Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.

Fairen Walker
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Justin Yancy
Neurology, University of Florida Medical Center/Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. 

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