News Release | Mar 20, 2023
University hosts in-person St. Patrick’s Day-themed “Match Day” event for its medical students
Excitement, anticipation and triumph! Those feelings were running high on Marian University’s campus today as 136 medical students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine learned where they would begin their post-doctoral medical specialty training during a ceremony known as “Match Day.” The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University celebrated its 10th anniversary with 100% of its students placed in medical residencies -- including its greatest number of graduates entering residency in Indiana.
Match Day is administered by the National Resident Matching Program and is held at medical schools throughout the nation each year on the third Friday in March. As part of the Match Day 2023 celebration at Marian University, faculty, staff, community partners and families joined students and their classmates in the Marian University Arena and Convocation Center for the big announcement.
Marian University’s medical school graduates are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), who are physicians trained with a whole person approach to medicine – treating the entire person through a partnership with the patient and a focus on preventative healthcare. Utilizing the connection between mind, body, and spirit is central in the DOs approach to patient care.
“Mission aligned successes seen in Match Day 2023 provide a wonderful and exciting way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Amanda Wright, D.O., Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We are proud that 65% of students will begin primary care residencies – meeting Indiana and the Midwest’s critical need.”
Of the 136 students, 45% will begin residencies in the state of Indiana. This number increases to 70% with the addition of students entering residency programs in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, aligning with the University’s commitment of placing physicians in Indiana and neighboring states.
Additional statistics about the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine residency placements include:
|Top Specialties (%) || ||Top States (%) |
|Family Medicine ||29% || ||Indiana ||45% |
|Internal Medicine ||22% || ||Ohio ||8% |
|Pediatrics ||10% || ||Michigan, Illinois ||6% |
|Anesthesiology ||7% || ||Wisconsin ||5% |
|Emergency Medicine ||5% || ||Kentucky ||4% |
|Top Training Facilities (%) |
|Indiana University School of Medicine ||Indianapolis, IN ||15% |
|Ascension St. Vincent Health ||Indianapolis, IN ||13% |
|Community Health Network ||Indianapolis, IN ||5% |
|University of Louisville School of Medicine ||Louisville, KY ||4% |
|Franciscan Health Network|
& Medical College Wisconsin