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Students meet their match

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Jill Kaspar discovers she'll be heading to Oregon.

At the much anticipated annual Match Day event, 103 students at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine learned where they will start their residency training after graduation. Nationally, more than 17,400 graduating medical school students participated in this year's match program.

"I couldn't be more proud of our students," says Dean Chip Souba. "I know that as they begin their residencies across the U.S., they will be superb physicians and great leaders."

Reflecting a national trend this year, primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics) was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students, with 44 choosing to go into that field. Emergency medicine and anesthesiology were next most popular specialties, with 12 and 9 students respectively. Massachusetts was the most popular destination, followed by New York, California, and Pennsylvania.

A perfect match

In honor of the Class of 2013, alumni made 103 gifts to the medical school's annual fund during the month of March. Oge Young ('75) urged the Classes of 2003-2012 to participate in the Match Day Match Challenge by offering $3,000 in matching funds. All told, these efforts brought in alumni gifts totaling $23,000 in unrestricted funds—supporting scholarship, curriculum development, classroom and lab technology, and other vital needs. Thank you, Oge, and all who participated.

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