SIU Med School seniors and residency programs get match day news


March 21, 2014

SIU med school seniors and residency programs get match news 

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Senior medical students in the graduating Class of 2014 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine were given results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on Friday, March 21, at the same time other U.S. medical students learned their matches to postgraduate training programs. Sixty-five SIU seniors have secured residency positions.

Eleven SIU seniors (17%) selected pediatric residencies, ten (15%) chose internal medicine and eight (12%) selected emergency medicine. Four students (6%) matched in anesthesiology, four (6%) in dermatology, four (6%) in family medicine, four (6%) in general surgery and three each (5%) in orthopaedic surgery and urology.

Other match results for SIU seniors were two each (3%) in medicine-pediatrics, neurology, obstetrics-gynecology, and radiology. Medicine-psychiatry, neurological surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics-primary and plastic surgery attracted one (1%) student each.

Twenty-eight SIU medical students (43%) will train in the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. If the two student matches in obstetrics/gynecology are included, the total rises to 46 percent.

“I am pleased that so many of our students have chosen primary care specialties for their residency training,” said Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Ph.D., dean and provost. “With so many of our graduates staying in the region, we can continue to strengthen the health-care services for our citizens.”

SIU and its affiliated hospitals attracted 20 SIU seniors (31%) for residency training. Another 11 seniors (17%) picked other Illinois programs and 16 seniors (25%) selected Midwest programs, making a total of 47 SIU medical students (72%) who will begin training in the Midwest.

The Class of 2014 at SIU School of Medicine will graduate Saturday, May 17. New physicians begin their residency training in July 2014.

Match results also were announced Friday for SIU’s residency programs in Springfield, based at the School’s two affiliated hospitals – Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital. Seventy-four starting positions in Springfield were filled. The first-year residents will join 200 senior residents and fellows already in training at SIU programs in Springfield.

Thirty-five first-year positions were filled in primary care programs – general internal medicine (14), family medicine (10), general pediatrics (7) and obstetrics/gynecology (4). Twenty-one positions were filled in the eight surgical programs – emergency medicine (6), general surgery (4), neurological surgery (1), orthopaedic surgery (3), otolaryngology (2), plastic surgery (2), urology (2) and vascular surgery (1). Eighteen total positions were filled in other specialties – preliminary medicine (4), psychiatry (4), radiology (3), dermatology (2), medicine-psychiatry combined (2) and neurology (3).

“SIU and its affiliated hospitals have positioned themselves to attract highly qualified residents as indicated by our strong match results again this year,” said Dr. Karen Broquet, associate dean for graduate medical education. “SIU residents are integral members of the health-care teams that provide quality care to patients from central and southern Illinois. We are pleased to welcome such a talented and diverse group of residents starting in June who will help fulfill the mission of SIU and its affiliated hospitals.”

SIU also has affiliated family medicine residency programs in Carbondale, Decatur and Quincy, each three years in length. Seventeen first-year positions have been filled for next year through the NRMP match and a similar program held last month for osteopathic physicians. These residents will join 35 senior family medicine residents and fellows at SIU’s affiliated hospitals – Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur and Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service. An international leader in medical education, the School is based in Carbondale and Springfield and is specifically oriented to educating new physicians prepared to practice in Illinois. Since opening, 2,545 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or


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Note to Media - Dr. Thomas H. Miller is director of the SIU Quincy residency program (217-224-8957). Dr. John Bradley is director of SIU Decatur residency program (217-872-0850).  The National Resident Matching Program no longer provides what percentage of medical students received their first, second or third choice of programs.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854


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