California University of Science and Medicine’s (CUSM) second MD class of 80 students today participated in the national Match Day event. All CUSM students matched into residency programs across the country, with 26 performing their residency in the Inland Empire and 54 remaining throughout California. Match Day is the culmination of the National Residence Match Program, in which all graduating MDs seek residency or fellowship positions in their chosen specialty.
At the same time across the country (9 a.m. Pacific Time, Friday, March 17, 2023), graduating medical students open their envelopes, learning where they will spend the next three to seven years of their lives.
“Match Day is the culmination of years of study, clinical practice, and examinations,” said Paul Lyons, MD, CUSM Dean and President. “It is an end and beginning as our students enter the next phase of their professional career as healthcare providers.”
Students and their families were invited to the CUSM campus to share in the occasion. Following the envelope opening, students were invited to share their match with their fellow students and place their picture on a map of the US indicating their residency location.
“We are thrilled to see many of our students stay in the local region,” said Dr. Lyons. “Our mission is to support health equity in the Inland Empire. It has a long-term and immeasurable impact on our communities when our graduating physicians choose to stay in the communities in which they were raised and educated.”
“Match Day is not only a highlight for our students and their families, but for our faculty and administrative staff, as well,” said Dr. Pete Eveland, CUSM Executive Vice Dean. “As a small university focused solely on Health Sciences, our entire community is invested in the long-term success of our students.”
CUSM Match Day 2023 Breakdown:
- 100 percent match rate
- 54 medical students performing residency throughout California
- 26 medical students performing residency in the Inland Empire of SouthernCalifornia, where CUSM is based.
17 specialties represented with Internal Medicine and Psychiatry being the most prolific areas for this year’s class.
About the California University of Science and Medicine
California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) is dedicated to advancing the art and science of medicine through medical education, research, and compassionate healthcare delivery in an inclusive environment that inspires, motivates and empowers students to become excellent and caring physicians, scientists, and leaders. CUSM is a not-for-profit health sciences university established in 2015, led by a dynamic group of MD/PhD faculty members. CUSM offers a Master in Biomedical Sciences degree program and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program to prepare its diverse student body for careers in healthcare, public service, teaching and research. Learn more at CUSM.