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Creighton University Medical School Match Day - 2014

Michael G. Kavan, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs at Creighton University School of Medicine, who oversees the match process of our fourth-year medical students, reported that we had an excellent residency match year. He noted that 95% of students matched into their specialty of choice. A total of 138 students participated in matching programs this year (131 in the National Resident Matching Program, two in the San Francisco Match, one in the American Urological Association Match, and four in the Military Match). This is the highest number of Creighton medical students participating in the match.

Students were matched in 17 different specialty areas. Fifty-five students matched into the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and medicine and pediatrics. Pediatrics was the most popular specialty with 20 students entering this specialty. This was followed by:

  • internal medicine (18)
  • family medicine (16)
  • general surgery (16)
  • psychiatry (12)
  • anesthesiology (11)
  • obstetrics and gynecology (10)
  • emergency medicine (9)
  • diagnostic radiology (7)
  • orthopedic surgery (6)
  • dermatology (3)
  • neurological surgery (3)
  • neurology (2)
  • ophthalmology (2)
  • medicine and pediatrics (1)
  • physical medicine and pediatrics (1)
  • urology (1) 

Students were matched with residencies in 30 states including 15 students matching in California, 14 students matching in Arizona, 14 students matching in Minnesota and ten students matching in Nebraska. Among the prestigious programs with which students matched included: Creighton University, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, UCLA, Emory, Barnes-Jewish/Washington University, Northwestern, Stanford, Duke, and Harvard, among many others.

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