NYU Langone Match Day 2024: The Results Are In (2024)

On Friday, March 15, 107 final-year students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and 24 students at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine gathered to meet their matches. They were participating in the annual tradition of Match Day, in which medical students across the country learn where they will be doing their residencies. Match Day marks a transformative stage in the careers of new doctors, since it is when they all find out simultaneously where they will be doing their residencies for the next three to five years.

This year’s Match Day results reflect an ongoing history of matching students with top programs across the country. For NYU Grossman School of Medicine, this includes students pursuing 22 different specialties, with internal medicine the most popular choice.

“Our lives have been enriched by you in countless ways, and we are in awe of all that you have done both professionally and personally,” Victoria C. Dinsell, MD, associate dean of student affairs, told the students as they gathered with family and friends to open the envelopes that revealed their residency destinations. “You are courageous, compassionate individuals. You have devoted yourselves to the most rewarding calling, and we have the utmost faith in you as you move on to your next steps.”

The 24-member graduating class at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine was its third overall, and the first since receiving a major donation from Kenneth G. Langone, chair of the NYU Langone Board of Trustees, and his wife, Elaine, that enabled the school to continue to offer Full-Tuition Scholarships to all students in perpetuity. The donation also coincided with the renaming of the school after Robert I. Grossman, MD, CEO of NYU Langone Health and dean of NYU Grossman School of Medicine. NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is the only medical school in the country to offer a three-year, tuition-free medical degree focused on training primary care physicians. Of this year’s graduating class, 42 percent matched with NYU Langone locations, 75 percent matched with institutions in New York State, and 67 percent of students selected residencies in primary care disciplines.See NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine's full Match Day results.

“Our mission is to help alleviate the local and nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, and this soon-to-be graduating class will be helping to do so by bringing their top-notch clinical skills to communities in need,” said Gladys M. Ayala, MD, MPH, dean of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine.

Meet NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Class of 2024

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, 18 students participated in the accelerated three-year MD pathway, which provides early access to faculty mentors, opportunities to conduct research, and direct progression into one of the school’s residency programs. Among them is Katherine Stone, who will join NYU Langone’s Internal Medicine Residency program.

“It has been a wonderful three years. Even though I’m excited to graduate and start residency, I will miss the support of my initial cohort, because the memories have been so special,” Stone said. “However, I am very grateful to be continuing my medical education here with such remarkable faculty and am fortunate to have their continued mentorship.”

Mericien Venzon, who has matched with the pediatric residency program, physician–scientist research track, at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, was one of nine students in the class to complete NYU Langone’s dual MD/PhD program. “A big part of my choosing pediatrics was the family component,” she said. “Every patient in pediatrics has a family you’re also caring for. Coming from a Filipino culture where family is really important, I think that just helped make the work that much more rewarding.”

Chinemelum Obijiofor will complete a transitional year of her dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School before continuing to her advanced residency at Mass General Brigham, and she is thankful to have been able to learn from experts at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology.

“NYU Langone has so many faculty members who have demonstrated a genuine investment in my success as a medical student,” Obijiofor said. “I want to continue what I’ve started by working with patients who have skin of color who have complex skin diseases.”

Meet NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Class of 2024

Sharika Hasan decided to pursue internal medicine after formative experiences that included conducting hepatitis research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and serving as a live-in caretaker for older patients.

“One of the best parts of the program at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine was its small size and getting to know classmates, professors, and even the deans really well,” she said. “It feels like a family and emphasizes community. I’m very excited to be doing my residency here as well and continuing to further the primary care mission.”

Before Aparna Raghu came to medical school, she volunteered with AmeriCorps as a legal advocate and served as a research fellow for The Food Project, helping advance legislation to improve health equity and primary care access. She will complete her residency in family medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to incorporate teaching into what I do, as well as continuing my work in addressing access issues rather than focusing only on medical problems,” Raghu said. “This is what I’ve been really passionate about.”

Sabrina Daoui, an Algerian-born immigrant, has known she wanted to be a physician since she was a child. She has matched with the internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West.

“Since I’m also interested in advocacy and equitable care for all patients, I’m excited to continue serving underserved populations here in the area and helping address social determinants of health on a larger scale,” she said.

About Match Day

The annual event, always held on the third Friday in March, takes place at more than 150 medical schools across the country. At exactly 12:00PM Eastern Time, each student opens an envelope telling them which of the almost 40,000 available residency positions across the country they will be taking on.

The residency application process starts the fall before graduation, when medical students in their final year of training begin an intense six-month period during which they submit application forms, essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation to the programs they hope to join. The various residency programs then invite leading applicants to interview with them as they narrow down their selections. This all leads up to the big reveal at the Match Day ceremony, when the soon-to-be graduates finally learn where they will get the next phase of their training.

The Match Day process, which is overseen by the National Resident Matching Program, premiered in 1952. It incorporates the preferences of both the residency programs and the medical students to make the best possible match via a specially constructed algorithm. The underlying concepts used in the current algorithm were so impressive that the economists who created the formula, David Gale and Lloyd Shapley, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2012 for their work.

Media Inquiries

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Lacy Scarmana
Phone: 646-754-7367
Lacy.Scarmana@NYULangone.org

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
Rosemary Gomez
Phone: 516-663-2709
Rosemary.Gomez@NYULangone.org

NYU Langone Match Day 2024: The Results Are In (2024)
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