Fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine did not let a pandemic stop them from safely celebrating Match Day 2021. Match Day, held today at medical schools across the country, marks the culmination of the annual National Resident Matching Program that pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs throughout the nation.
At Baylor, 188 students matched through the program, and 44% of them will begin their residencies in the primary care fields of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology or emergency medicine. Fifty-five students will continue their training in residencies at Baylor College of Medicine, and 83 matched with residency programs in Texas.
“You have been through a hurricane, a winter freeze and a pandemic. You are prepared to handle a crisis, but more importantly you are prepared because of your time at Baylor. You are forever a Baylor graduate and a part of this institution,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine.
In past years, extended family and friends were invited to attend the celebration; however, with pandemic safety in mind, students had options of how to celebrate this momentous event.