Match Day 2019
More than 650 medical students, their families and friends did more than kick up their heels at John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes on March 15 at Match Day. They jumped for joy, cried with relief and shouted with glee as each student opened an envelope and received a glimpse of the future.
This year, 202 students, representing 98 percent of the Class of 2019 in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, secured residency positions beginning July 1.
Residency locations include 42 percent training in Texas and 58 percent training outside of Texas. In San Antonio, 16 percent are training at the Long School of Medicine while 0.5 percent are at other locations in the city.
The 10 most popular specialties were: Internal Medicine (35 students), Emergency Medicine (23 students) Family Medicine (20 students), Psychiatry (17 students), Anesthesiology (16 students), Obstetrics and Gynecology (14 students), Pediatrics (11 students), Diagnostic Radiology (11 students), Surgery (11 students), and Orthopaedics (8 students).
Primary care careers are being pursued by 42 percent of the class. These residencies include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.