MUSC College of Medicine Celebrates a Successful Residency Match Day

March 17, 2017 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine celebrated a successful residency match on national Medical School Match Day March 17, 2017. Of 171 fourth-year medical students who entered the National Residency Match Program (NMRP), 95.3 percent successfully matched. The national average was 94.3 percent.

“Residency training slots are becoming extremely competitive as the number of medical schools increases while the number of training slots essentially stays the same,” said MUSC College of Medicine Dean Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. “I am pleased that the MUSC College of Medicine is matching our students at a slightly higher rate than the national average. Our students are outstanding and are competing very well for prestigious programs all over the country.”

DuBois also highlighted that a large number of MUSC students will remain in South Carolina for their training and nearly 32 percent will enter training in primary care, an area of significant need. A total of 44 students (27 percent) will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, 31 of those at MUSC. Nearly 32 percent of the class will be entering the primary care specialties of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics, a number that increases to 38.7 percent when Obstetrics, and Gynecology is included.

Of the specialties in which students will be pursuing their training, categorical internal medicine led the way with the highest number of students at 24 (14.7 percent of the graduating class). Other popular specialties included family medicine (8.6 percent), pediatrics (8 percent), emergency medicine (8 percent), anesthesia (8 percent), psychiatry (6.7 percent), and obstetrics, and gynecology (6.7 percent). Students also matched into general surgery, psychiatry, radiology, pathology, ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, urology, neurology, radiation oncology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation, and various other surgical sub-specialties. Students continued to match at prestigious institutions across the nation, and 10 students (6.1 percent) will complete residency through the military.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state's only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,200 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – and trains more than 900 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $300 million in research funds in fiscal year 2023, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding. Learn more about our academic programs.

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 16 hospitals (includes owned or governing interest), with approximately 2,700 beds and four additional hospital locations in development, more than 350 telehealth sites and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2023, for the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston the Number 1 hospital in South Carolina. Learn more about our patient services.

MUSC has a total enterprise annual operating budget of $5.9 billion. The nearly 26,000 MUSC family members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver groundbreaking education, research, and patient care.