Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine achieved a 99.4 percent placement rate for the Class of 2022 during Match Day on March 18. Of the graduating population, 32 percent will remain in-state and begin a residency in Nevada, a record-breaking number for Touro.
Touro’s soon-to-be-graduates and their families celebrated Match Day during a special ceremony at the Viticus Center, the culmination to Match Week for fourth-year medical students across the country.
A significant number of students will enter the fields of primary care, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
“It has been a remarkable day for everyone at Touro University Nevada as we celebrate 99.4 percent placement rate for the 171 medical students who are embarking on the next phase of their medical careers by beginning their residency programs,” said Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University Nevada. “I am simply thrilled for all that the Class of 2022 has accomplished, and I commend them for their steadfast dedication to continue their education, an accomplishment made more remarkable given the COVID-19 pandemic. We also rejoice in the 32 percent of students remaining in Nevada to practice medicine, and we applaud the dozens of students preparing to begin their residencies at renowned medical institutions across the country.”
This is Touro’s first in-person Match Day celebration since 2019, after taking a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Of the 171 medical students in the Class of 2022, 55 of them will practice in Nevada, meeting the local and growing demand for healthcare providers. In addition to the primary care specialties, students are entering a diverse range of program specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, pathology, psychiatry, surgery, and many others.
In addition to the Nevada institutional placements, students will be entering residencies in 25 states. Nevada programs include the Valley Health System, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Sunrise Health GME Consortium, Mountain View Hospital & Medical Center, the UNLV School of Medicine, and the UNR School of Medicine.
Touro students have been invited to do their residencies at many world-renowned institutions, including the University of Southern California; University of California, San Francisco; Stanford University; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Brown University; Emory University School of Medicine; Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and many other notable institutions.