Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

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Resident Recruitment Successful for 20092010

The internal medicine and transitional year residency programs had another successful recruitment year. We want to congratulate the individuals who worked so hard to make recruitment of residents successful: Steven Shapiro, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine; Wishwa Kapoor, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of Education; Raquel Buranosky, MD, MPH, director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program; Julie McCausland, MD, director of the Transitional Year Program, UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore; Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, MS, director of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program, UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore; Asher Tulsky, MD, director of the Categorical Program, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside; Gary Tabas, MD, director of the Transitional Year Program, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside; and William Lamb, DO, director of the Osteopathic Internship Program, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.

The success of the 20092010 recruitment could not have been accomplished without the hard work and dedication of the entire participating faculty, the staff of the Office of Education, the chief residents, and the housestaff.

At Presbyterian/Montefiore, the Office of Education reports that the Categorical Program had 1,794 applicants and that 345 were interviewed. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match went very well. While 335 categorical applicants were ranked, 31 were matched. Of the 31, a total of 11 were within the top 100 ranked. The Presbyterian/Montefiore program participated in the scramble for 1 position in the preliminary program and 2 positions in women's health. The Medicine-Pediatrics Program had 256 applicants, 56 of whom were interviewed and 54 of whom were ranked. The program matched 4, and there were 3 in the top 20. The Transitional Year Program had 380 applicants, 86 of whom were interviewed and 78 of whom were ranked. This program matched for 8, with 1 position in the scramble.

At Shadyside, the Transitional Year Program had 350 applicants, and 57 were interviewed and ranked. The program matched 6 for 6 applicants. The Categorical Program had over 1,400 applicants, 114 of whom were interviewed and 82 of whom were ranked. The program matched 9 for 9 in the top half of the rank list. The Osteopathic Internship Program had 50 applicants, interviewed 16, and matched 3. The overall results of the match were very good.

For a list of the 2009 interns, click here.

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