Match Day at the Brody School of Medicine will be March 16. For senior medical students, it’s when all of their work comes to fruition. For the school, it marks the shepherding of another group of young people through school and the opportunity to send them out into the world.
During medical school, students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for their profession and determine the field of medicine for which they don’t mind getting up at 3 a.m. so they can make a difference in the lives of others.
For more than half of our students, that decision is to enter a primary care residency: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN. We’re proud of that tradition; it’s part of our mission. When the American Academy of Family Physicians ranks us as the top school in the country for sending graduates into family medicine (link: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/dhs/newsStory.cfm?ID=1931), we know what we’re doing here is working.
When the majority of our graduates practice in North Carolina, we know we are serving our state.
And no matter where our students go, they know they will always be a part of the Brody School of Medicine.