Published on March 18th, 20160
Temple/St. Luke’s Medical Students Receive Residency Placements on ‘Match Day’
Bethlehem, PA (3/18/2016) – Thirty-one Temple/St. Luke’s medical school students learned Friday which medical residency programs across the country with which they will be paired. Known as National Match Day, it represents a major step forward in the academic journey for aspiring physicians.
“National Match Day is truly a milestone for every medical student across the country,” said Joel C. Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, FACS, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network and Senior Associate Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. “This is the day when medical residency programs match with their highest-ranked medical students, and medical students learn where they will continue their medical training as residents.”
Dr. Rosenfeld continued, “The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network (Temple/St. Luke’s) is proud to have trained the graduating class of 2016, and we are extremely pleased with how well they matched. This is a tribute to their hard work over the past four years and to the excellent teaching, advice and counsel of our faculty.”
Five of the Class of 2016 students will continue their medical education in St. Luke’s Graduate Medical Education programs, according to Dr. Rosenfeld.
For students like Colin Caverly, 27, of Emmaus, being able to continue his training locally is a huge relief. “I’m incredibly excited to stay at St. Luke’s for my residency,” said Caverly, who plans to specialize in emergency medicine. “I’m able to train at a nationally-recognized institution, among leaders in my field – and I don’t have to uproot my family in the process.” Caverly’s young family includes his wife, Jamie and 13-month-old son, Connor.
“It’s a win-win-win,” according to St. Luke’s emergency medicine residency director, Scott Melanson, MD. “A win for St. Luke’s, the student, and most importantly, the community. Being able to attract, train and retain high-quality physicians is vital to our community’s health and success.”
Dr. Rosenfeld concluded, “I’m just so delighted after working with these students the past four years that they are well-placed with residency programs, and I look forward to seeing their growth into excellent, well-trained physicians. I am confident in their education and equally confident that their patients will be in skilled hands.”
The 2016 Temple/St. Luke’s class , will graduate May 13 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. The medical school will welcome the incoming Class of 2020 on August 5 for its White Coat Ceremony.
For more information about Temple/St. Luke’s, please see temple-stlukes.slhn.org and for other graduate medical education programs at St. Luke’s University Health Network, please see residency.slhn.org. To view Match Day photos, visit sluhn.org/match.