CUNY Med School at CCNY celebrates Match Day 2024 with high residency placements rates

Continuing to place at rates higher than the national average, students  at The City College of New York-based CUNY School of Medicine have earned residency placements at medical institutions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ohio, South Carolina and Florida.
On Match Day 2024, CUNY Medicine students had a 96.5% match, which this year was higher than the U.S. average of 93.5%. The 55 future physicians from CCNY will be training in 13 specialty areas.
The specialty areas and number of student matches are:

  • Internal Medicine (14);
  • Pediatrics (11);
  • Emergency Medicine (6);
  • Anesthesiology (4);
  • Psychiatry (4);
  • Family Medicine (3);
  • Surgery-Preliminary (3);
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology (2);
  • General Surgery (2);
  • Transitional (2);
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (2);
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine (1); and
  • Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine (1). 

Carmen Renée Green, dean of the CUNY Medical School, said Match Day was the culmination of the students’ intense commitment to their medical education and  the reward for their hard work the past seven years. “More than ever, we need healers, leaders, and scholars who—like our students—reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the people in our communities and in our country,” she added
Green also shared congratulations on behalf of CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos-Rodríguez, PhD, who conveyed “a collective sense of pride in CUNY Medicine’s students, and best wishes for the continued success on their next leg of their professional journey.”
Among the Match Day students who self-identified by race, 30% are Asian, 28% are Black, 23% are Latinx, and 10% are white. CUNY Medicine offers an accelerated 7-year BS/MD degree that relies on a holistic application process and has never used the MCAT in its admission process, an approach that Dean Green credits with achieving the school’s unusually diverse medical student population.
The list of students and their placements can be viewed here. The event is also featured on the school’s YouTube channel.

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Ashley Arocho


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