At exactly 12:00PM on Friday, March 17, graduating students from NYU Grossman School of Medicine—all filled with anticipation—eagerly tore open envelopes that revealed the near and far cities and towns where they will continue their medical training. Match Day is an annual tradition where students graduating from medical schools across the country learn—on the same day and at the same time—the residency programs where they will begin their postgraduate training as doctors.
Following a rigorous application and interviewing process, matches are made through a mutual selection process run by the National Resident Matching Program. Students and residency programs each rank their preferences, and a computer algorithm uses that data to generate the best possible match.
“The Class of 2023 will move into their residencies as skilled, accomplished, empathetic physicians who will offer great benefit to the communities they go on to serve,” said Victoria C. Dinsell, MD, associate dean for student affairs. “We are proud that all 111 graduating students have matched with an impressive list of programs, including 46 students who will continue their training at NYU Langone Health.”
Students Meet Their Matches
Vyom Sawhney, a fourth-year student born in New Delhi, India, and raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is among those who will be continuing their training at NYU Langone. Thanks to an early match program for his chosen specialty, he found out his Urology Residency placement in February, but he and his family still celebrated at the March 17 event.
“I’m thrilled that I got into my top choice and that I’ll be continuing here at NYU Langone,” Sawhney said. “I was drawn to the strength of clinical training and opportunity to work with leading experts in the field and the chance to make an impact on prostate cancer screening and prevention.”
Maya Graves, a fourth-year student from Indianapolis, Indiana, learned she matched with Weill Cornell. Graves, who has served as director on the executive board of the Supporting, Educating, and Enriching Diversity (SEED) Mentoring Program, is pursuing psychiatry.
“I could not be more excited to stay in New York City and continue in this incredibly important field,” Graves said. “I would love to make an impact in the Black and Brown community in terms of access to psychiatric services and knowledge about what treatment is out there and what can be done. No one needs to suffer alone.”
Class of 2023 by the Numbers
Twenty students in the Class of 2023 participated in the three-year MD pathway, an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students who have already been guaranteed acceptance into an NYU Grossman School of Medicine residency program. Also of note, 24 students completed a dual MD/master’s degree program:
- 12 students in our Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
- 5 students in our MD/MBA in general management program with NYU Stern School of Business
- 1 student in our MD/MPA in health policy and management program with NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
- 1 student in our MD/MA in Bioethics with NYU College of Global Public Health
- 5 students in our MD/MS in translational research program with NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute