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School of Medicine Match Day 2024

Match Day reveals 80% of LSU Health New Orleans medical graduates staying in Louisiana will enter LSU Health residency programs

172 students participated in the National Resident Match Program this year

NEW ORLEANS (March 19, 2024) – This past Friday, 172 LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students gathered at Audubon Team Room to discover the results of the annual National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Match Day results revealed that 80 graduates will remain in Louisiana for their residency, 80% of whom will enter an LSU Health program.


Established in 1952, the NRMP is the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals and academic health centers. 35,984 students across the country found out on the same date and time where they matched and where they will spend their years of residency training, starting this July.


“This is a day that our senior students have anticipated for years, and the Match process has become increasingly competitive,” says Dr. Richard DiCarlo, interim dean at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. “LSU Health New Orleans medical graduates are in demand and Louisiana has one of the highest retention rates in the country for students in public medical school.”


LSU Health New Orleans graduates who matched residency programs in other states will be attending some of the most prestigious out-of-state programs like Johns Hopkins, Duke, the Cleveland Clinic, Emory, Vanderbilt, Cornell and the University of Alabama-Birmingham, among others.


“The quality of our training programs is evidenced by our graduates’ high confidence in them,” notes Dr. Steve Nelson, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans. “Eighty percent of our graduates who will enter residency in Louisiana chose LSU Health programs. LSU Health New Orleans continues to supply the physicians who take care of the people of Louisiana.”


Of the 73 accredited residency and fellowship programs under LSU Health New Orleans, 35 participated in the Main NRMP Match.  These residency programs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Bogalusa filled all their available positions and will welcome 224 new residents in June.