Record Match Results for Einstein-Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program
March 23, 2008
The Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine succeeded in matching each of its 2008-2009 positions for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Five out of 11 Medical Scientist Pathway candidates were matched this year, an all-time high for this program.
All of these applicants will have graduated with both MD and PhD degrees. Residents have the option to short-track their training (2 years), and are expected to spend 3 years in a Department of Medicine research lab prior to becoming fellows.
38 students were matched for the Categorical Training Program, 5 for Primary Care, 5 for Social Medicine, and 15 for the Preliminary Internship Program. Of these, 5 categorical and 1 preliminary internship candidate are graduates of the Einstein Medical School Program.
Other categorical candidates come from UMDNJ, Georgetown, University of Miami, University of Massachusetts, Jefferson, Sackler, and Stony Brook, among others.
The Primary Care/Social Medicine Program did particularly well, admitting graduates from the University of Chicago (2), Weill-Cornell (3), Temple University (1), and University of Florida (1), among others.
Incoming preliminary interns come from Mt Sinai, SUNY Buffalo, Weill-Cornell, and Sackler, among others.
Sincere congratulations go to Dr. Sharon Silbiger, Program Director, Donna Chinea, Program Administrator, Nir Barzilai and Fran Rella (Medical Science Pathway recruitment), the firm and assistant firm leaders, chief residents, house staff, and all of the many faculty members who gave their time in interviewing applicants.
According to a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), matching has become an increasing challenge since the bottom dropped out of internal medicine in the late 1980s, resulting in declined interest among students that has not recovered. Department chairs, fellow faculty, and hospital leaders who judge the success of program directors based upon the match often consider the task based on the field of internal medicine in its heyday.