Medical students learn about their future at Wright State Match Day 2022


Some students got their first choice of location while others didn’t, but Weber said it’s less important where students go than what they do when they get there.

“You’re going to go out there and you’re going to be a star. You are about to have an MD after your name. And honestly, I can tell you what you do once there is going to be the most important thing,” she said.

Residency is required to become a licensed physician. Medical students apply, interview and rank their program preferences and hope to be matched with a program that also wants the resident.

Some students chose to read their envelopes from the podium while everyone else applauded the news. The student union was filled not only with medical students, but also their friends, family and children, who came together to cheer on their loved ones.

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Wright State University medical students cheer and celebrate for fellow students during game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Wright State University medical students cheer and celebrate for fellow students during game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF
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Wright State University medical students cheer and celebrate for fellow students during game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Dr. Sunita Reddy was among those watching and celebrating in the audience, as her son Nikhil Reddy learned his match in internal medicine at the University of Chicago.

“I could really cry,” said Reddy, who practices as an obstetrician-gynecologist. “Even though I’ve held this position and been in this field, it’s still overwhelming to know that your child is where they are.”

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Grace Hilvers, who matched at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Pediatrics, said she was delighted to have matched her first choice.

“I am so proud and amazed at the hard work of all my classmates. I have always been proud of them, but today I am repeating how proud I am,” Hilvers said.

Her Match Day supporters included her daughter, born during Hilvers’ first year of medical school.

“She was a lesson in flexibility and adaptability and figuring it all out, and today was just a celebration of it all,” she said.

More than 34% of Wright State graduates will stay in Ohio during residency, and 20% will stay in Dayton.

Fifteen graduates will complete their residency at Wright State University.

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More than one-third (37.3%) will enter a primary care area — family medicine: 8.5%; internal medicine: 20.3%; and pediatrics: 8.5%.

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Wright State University medical student Bricey Bayonnet reacts Friday, March 18, 2022, to his emergency medicine match at Carolinas Medical Center. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Wright State University medical student Bricey Bayonnet reacts Friday, March 18, 2022, to his emergency medicine match at Carolinas Medical Center.  MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF
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Wright State University medical student Bricey Bayonnet reacts Friday, March 18, 2022, to his emergency medicine match at Carolinas Medical Center. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

The rest matched in 15 other specialties: Anaesthesiology: 5.1%; Dermatology: 1.7%; emergency medicine: 12.7%; Neurology: 5.1%; Obstetrics and gynecology: 5.1%; Orthopedic surgery: 3.4%; Otorhinolaryngology: 1.7%; Pathology: 1.7%; physical medicine and rehabilitation: 0.8%; Plastic surgery: 1.7%; Psychiatry: 10.1%; Radiology: 2.5%; Surgery: 6.8%; and Urology: 2.5%.

Four medical students were matched for competitive military residencies: Emergency Medicine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State; general surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; internal medicine-psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and general surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Wright State University medical students Jennifer and Brenden Drerup celebrate on game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Wright State University medical students Jennifer and Brenden Drerup celebrate on game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF
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Wright State University medical students Jennifer and Brenden Drerup celebrate on game day Friday, March 18, 2022. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

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