It wasn’t just a lucky St. Patrick’s Day at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The hard work of the school’s fourth class – it’s final “founding” class – paid off in a big way with 100 percent of the Class of 2017 being matched in residency programs, continuing the trend set by the first three classes.
The Class of 2017 celebrated the news in a packed auditorium filled with friends, family, fellow classmates, school employees, and guests on Match Day 2017. At noon EST, students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine as well as students in other medical schools across the country opened up envelopes to see where they are headed for residency.
The 40 members of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 will go programs representing 13 specialties in 16 states. The most represented specialties include internal medicine, pediatrics, and general surgery.
A snapshot of programs where students will go includes Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the University of Virginia, Emory University, Baylor University, Georgetown University, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Three students will stay in Roanoke for full residency programs with Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Another student will do a preliminary year here before continuing to another program to finish residency.