Medical Students’ Residencies Revealed

Match DayOn Friday, thousands of graduating medical students across the country gathered in a ceremonious unveiling of their “match” results — or where they’ve been placed for their medical residencies. Among them were 85 students from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM). 

Surrounded by classmates, family and friends, the students simultaneously opened an envelope that would forever impact their futures. This celebration, known as Match Day, represents more than a culmination of four arduous years of medical school; it reveals the next place the students will soon call home.

This year’s PLFSOM class applied to residency programs throughout the country. The TTUHSC El Paso senior medical students matched to programs in 25 states that included prestigious institutions like the University of California, San Francisco; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; and Baylor College of Medicine (San Antonio and Houston, Texas). Of the 85 students matched, over half will remain in Texas; three will serve the country through military matches; and two will continue their medical training right here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), serving the community where they first started on the path to becoming medical doctors.

The match process is completed by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP is a private, non-profit organization that has paired students with residency programs since 1952. The organization provides an orderly, efficient, and fair process in the matching preferences of both residency programs and applicants. Medical students are obligated to go to the institution to which they have been matched.

Outstanding Students

Emergency Medicine

Meredith Wittie

Emergency Medicine

Family and Community Medicine

Philip Paul and Kiran Sidhu

Family and Community Medicine

Internal Medicine

Sandip Biswas

Internal Medicine

Neurology

Gulnara Martorella

Neurology

Ob/Gyn

Eduardo Garcia

Ob/Gyn

Osler Award (Internal Medicine)

Michael Jennings

 

Pediatrics

Loryn Wilson

Pediatrics

Psychiatry

Patrick O’Malley

Psychiatry

Surgery

Emily Nes

Surgery

 

Recognition Awards Given By Students

Lifetime Teaching Award

Dr. Harry Davis

Internal Medicine

Lifetime Teaching Award

Faculty of the Year Award

Dr. Stacy Milan

Surgery

Faculty

Resident of the Year Award

Dr. Rahul Rasheed

Surgery 

Resident of the Year

Staff Person of the Year Award

Ines Monarrez

Student Affairs

Staff Person

 

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 Match Day Map