Vast Majority of LAU Applicants Matched for Coveted US Residencies

Results of the National Resident Matching Program attest to the high caliber of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU medical centers.

By Raissa Batakji

On March 15, the US National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) announced the results of the annual Match Day, where thousands of applicants from around the world learn about their placements in medical residency training programs across the US.

At LAU, 30 out of 40 students and residents have matched, securing placements at prestigious healthcare institutions, and translating into an overall match rate of 75 percent. In view of the global numbers, where the non-US citizen international medical graduates (IMGs) matched at a rate of 58.5 percent, and the US citizen IMGs matched at a rate of 67 percent, LAU’s match rate is considered a remarkable feat.

Additionally, those who successfully matched include 8 Med IV students—the total number of current senior students who applied for NRMP— setting a record 100-percent match rate for LAU.

Students and residents have matched in prestigious programs across various specialties such as Internal Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Diagnostic Radiology, Surg-Prelim/Ophthalmology, and Pathology.  On top of the NRMP results, two additional matches in Urology and Ophthalmology have also been recorded for the university.

Thanking faculty, educators, administrators and staff at the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Dean Sola Aoun Bahous remarked how their “tireless efforts have been instrumental in shaping an environment that fosters excellence and supports our students’ aspirations.”

Congratulating the students and residents, Dr. Bahous extended her gratitude to them for “entrusting us with your education, as your achievements are the embodiment of our pride and joy.”