Duke Medical Students Celebrate Match Day 2023

Each year, fourth-year medical students across the country view the third week of March as the beginning of their careers in medicine. Match Day, created in 1952, is a event organized by the National Resident Match Program during which students in the United States are "matched" with residency and fellowship training programs throughout the country.

On Friday, March 17, 2023, 106 fourth-year medical students at Duke opened their envelopes and learned where in the country they will complete residency training. Duke medical students are headed to some of the nation’s most prestigious residency programs, with 26 matching at Duke. 


Video by Jim Rogalski, Multimedia Producer, Duke University School of Medicine Office of Strategic Communications

Photos by HuthPhoto

2023 Match Highlights

# Most Matched Fields                                 
23 Internal Medicine
9 Orthopaedics
8 Anesthesiology
7 Pediatrics 


Most Matched Geographical Locations  
30 North Carolina
20 New York
16 Massachusetts
11 California
8 Pennsylvania 


Most Frequently Matched Institution    
26 Duke
16 Harvard
6 Columbia
6 University of PA


students and families in the Great Hall, celebrating Match Day

All Matches

# in Specialty Specialty 
8 Anesthesiology
5 Dermatology 
5 Diagnostics Radiology
3 Emergency Medicine
3 Family Medicine
23 Internal Medicine
1 Internal Medicine-Anesthesia
1 Internal Medicine-Genetics
1 Interventional Radiology
1 Medicine Pediatrics
3 Neuro Surgery
3 Neurology
2 Ophthalmology
9 Orthopaedic Surgery
3 Otolaryngology
3 Pathology
7 Pediatrics
3 Plastic Surgery
3 Psychiatry
3 Radiation Oncology 
4 Surgery
1 Thoracic Surgery
2 Urology 
1 Vascular Surgery 


2 families celebrating their student's matches
students celebrating their matches.