Match Day 2021


Students celebrated Match Day on March 19, 2021, at home with their loved ones or in small groups, and the MS4 Class Council held a virtual Match Day 2021 Ceremony to mark the occasion and celebrate their classmates.

Read about Match Day 2021


Student Stories

match day 2021 group photo

Completing medical school during a pandemic is no easy task, but Duke University School of Medicine students rose to the challenge. We interviewed four members of the Class of 2021 about what it was like to be a medical student during the COVID-19 pandemic, their favorite memories from their time at Duke, and their aspirations for the future. Read their stories:

Ashley Choi

Drake Edwards

Brian Ketterman

Kirsten L. Simmons, MHSc


Duke Med Match Day


Students captured and the story of Match Day 2021 on social media. Follow #DukeMedMatchDay and #MatchDay2021 on Twitter and Instagram to see their celebrations.

Twitter: @DukeMedSchool

Instagram: @dukemdprogram

2021 Match Results

By Specialty

Anesthesiology: 8
Child Neurology: 1
Dermatology: 3
Emergency Medicine: 4
ENT: 3
Family Medicine: 2
Family Medicine/Psychiatry: 1
Internal Medicine: 23
Medicine/Psychiatry: 1
Medicine/Pediatrics: 5
Neurology: 3
Neurosurgery: 2
Obstetrics/Gynecology: 9
Ophthalmology: 4
Orthopaedic Surgery: 8
Pediatrics: 6
Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psych: 1
Plastic Surgery: 2
Psychiatry: 4
Radiation Oncology: 2
Radiology: 5
Interventional Radiology: 4
General Surgery: 3
Thoracic Surgery: 1
Vascular Surgery: 1
Urology: 3

Most Frequently Matched Institutions

Duke Health: 29
Harvard (includes Brigham and Women's, MGH and BI Deaconess): 7
University of Pennsylvania: 4
University of California-San Francisco: 4
Barnes Hospital (Washington University): 4


Past Match Results


Videos from Past Match Days