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58 Peoria Medical Students Celebrate “Match Day”

At 11 am today, 58 Peoria medical students opened an envelope and learned where they will spend the next few years of their training. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria held its “Match Day” event at The Warehouse on State in Peoria. Following the class’s May graduation from medical school, the future physicians will begin their residency training in their specialty of choice. Residency training programs are three to seven years, depending on the area of specialization.

UICOMP students matched into 14 different specialties in 21 different states. Of the 58 students, 21 matched into programs in the state of Illinois with 4 students matching into Peoria residency programs. The most popular specialties for this year’s Peoria students were: Internal Medicine (14), Family Medicine (12), and Emergency Medicine (6).

On Match Day, fourth-year medical students nationwide learn where they will spend the next years training in residency programs as they continue their paths into medicine. Competition is tight as more than 42,000 applicants interviewed for 40,000 positions in the 2023 match, according to data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the organization that administers the match.

The residency programs at UICOMP filled its 101 openings with fourth-year medical students from throughout the nation as part of the same match process. In Peoria, UICOMP’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) office administers residency programs in affiliation with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Carle Health Methodist and OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center. UICOMP offers 15 residency programs – Anesthesiology, two programs in Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Pediatrics, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Transitional Year.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) educates 265 medical students and more than 300 physician residents and fellows annually. Additionally, it provides clinical care to more than 45,000 patients annually and conducts basic science, clinical and outcomes research. The College of Medicine is home to the Cancer Research Center, Center for Wellbeing, and is a collaborator in Jump Simulation.

Match Day results

The Class of 2024 matched to residency programs throughout the United States, including 21 in Illinois.

View List Match Day 2024 Results

Match Day 2024 in the News Heading link

Local news coverage of the Match Day 2024 event.