Future doctors participate in Match Day at NYIT

Future doctors participate in Match Day at NYIT
The medical students at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State participated in Match Day Friday. The college had a 95% success rate this year in placing students with employers. (Source: NYIT Arkansas State University)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -The month of March is known by sports fans as providing “One Shining Moment” for players in the NCAA tournament.

On Friday, the inaugural class of student doctors at NYIT had the opportunity to have a “Match Day Moment” as they announced where they will be working in residency programs.

According to a post on the NYIT Facebook page, several future doctors announced their plans online.

Please also follow our Instagram page for more updates on our inaugural #MatchDay2020, for our inaugural class! Here is a snippet of the posts so far! Congratulations Student Doctors - we are so proud!

Posted by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State on Friday, March 20, 2020

Dr. Shane Speights, who is the Site Dean at NYIT, said the college had a 95% match rate with 72% of the students going into primary care programs and 36% working with family medicine programs.

Speights said the students have studied everything from orthopedic surgery to ophthalmology.

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