The Envelopes, Please: Match Day 2024

Match Day Highlights
  • One hundred ninety-six medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine learned the locations of their residencies.
  • The Miller School continued its exceptional historical match rate, with the class earning a 100% placement rate.
  • The top match specialties were internal medicine (34), general surgery (15), pediatrics (14) and anesthesiology (14).

Beneath the azure expanse of a quintessential Miami sky, 196 students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Class of 2024 learned where they will complete the next step in their medical training journey.

The Miller School has a history of an exceptional match rate, and this year was no different: The class earned a 100% placement rate on Match Day.

“We couldn’t be more proud of all of you. The caliber of residency programs you will be entering is unprecedented,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer at the Miller School. “Be the best residents and doctors you can possibly be. You have the foundation you need to change the future of medicine.”

Scenes from Match Day 2024

The Class of 2024 students were the first to complete all four years of medical school with the revolutionary NextGenMD curriculum, which focuses on early exposure to the clinical setting, small-group learning and mentorship. All students also choose a scholarly concentration pathway or a secondary degree.

“You did it! You are NextGenMD pioneers and many of you are legacy students who joined our wonderful Class of 2024,” said Hilit Mechaber, M.D., senior associate dean for student affairs at the Miller School. “You are prepared to serve patients throughout the world who greatly need you.”

Match Day 2024 Results

The Miller School Class of 2024 students were highly competitive nationally, matching in 24 specialties across the country at top-tier institutions like Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, Yale, UC San Francisco and many others. Sixty-two percent of the graduates are female.

“This is the day we all wait for throughout medical school,” said Gemma St. Louis, an M.D./M.P.H student who matched into OB-GYN at NYU. The curriculum we had, especially our clinical rotations, prepared us to be successful in these programs.”

This year’s top specialties were:

  • Internal medicine: 34
  • General Surgery: 15
  • Pediatrics: 14
  • Anesthesiology: 14

The students will fan out to 30 states, with 53 staying in Florida for residency, including 35 at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.  While Florida was the top-matched location, 27 students will be attending programs in California, 17 in New York and 11 in Texas.

“Match Day is the most exciting time in a medical student’s life,” said Krisna Maddy, an M.D./ M.S. in Human Genomics student who will be completing her neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “We get to celebrate with the friends that we’ve been working with for the past four years and with the family who’s been watching us work towards this goal.”

The satisfaction and relief of completing medical school, and the excitement of learning where they will attend residency, swelled into whoops of joy that rang throughout the Miller School campus. A new phase in the students’ lives in medicine had begun.

“Your success wouldn’t have been possible without your commitment,” Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., executive dean for education and chair of the Department of Medical Education at the Miller School, told the class. “You are wonderfully equipped for whatever comes ahead.”

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