CMU College of Medicine celebrates successful Match Day 2023

Annual event was held at Dow Diamond in Midland

| Author: Eric Baerren | Media Contact: Aaron Mills

More than half of this year’s graduating class from Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine will stay in Michigan.

Of the 100 fourth-year medical students, 53 were matched with programs in the Great Lakes State on Match Day, an annual tradition that pairs aspiring physicians with residency programs.

Two-thirds were matched with primary care programs.

The top five specialties accounted for 63 students, with 20 in internal medicine, 19 in family medicine, nine in psychiatry, eight in pediatrics and seven in emergency medicine.

A group of medical students high-five each other in celebration.
CMU College of Medicine students celebrate during Match Day at Dow Diamond in Midland.

Twelve total students were matched at programs on CMU’s main Saginaw campus or satellite locations. Three of those matches are part of the MIDOCS program, a partnership between four of the state’s medical schools, including CMU, which aims to attract and retain medical providers in Michigan’s underserved urban and rural communities.

Of the 12, eight will serve residencies in Saginaw, including five in psychiatry, two in family medicine and one in emergency medicine.

Two will move to residencies at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit and two to residencies at Spectrum Health Lakeland in southwest Michigan.

In addition, two will move to military residencies, one each in the Navy and Air Force.

It was one of the best match years yet for the program, said Dr. George Kikano, CMU vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.

 “This is all a testament to all your hard work, about the hard work of the faculty and staff we have at CMU College of Medicine,” he said during his opening remarks. “Our job is to take care of you and make sure you’re well-positioned to succeed in whatever specialty you choose.”

A medical student celebrates with her family.
One of the 100 fourth-year medical students celebrates with family members during Match Day.


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