The Wright Center Welcomes New Residents on Match Day Members News March 21, 2023 The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education welcomed 66 new resident physicians into its four regional residency programs after achieving a 100% match on national Match Day for soon-to-be newly minted doctors. The National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day is one of the most important events and competitive processes in the medical school experience. On the third Friday of March each year, fourth-year medical students, as well as their graduate medical education programs, learn where they will complete the next stage of their medical training. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education matched residents in the following regional programs: Internal Medicine Residency (40); Regional Family Medicine Residency (11); Psychiatry Residency (10), and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (5). Resident physicians will begin their first-year residencies on July 1 in Scranton. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s National Family Medicine Residency has filled its resident physician positions at the Tucson, Arizona (4); Auburn, Washington (6); Washington, D.C., (6), and Hillsboro, Ohio (3) training sites. The incoming first-year residents for the five residencies hail from 16 countries. They are: China (1), Canada (8), Cayman Islands (1), Dubai, UAE (1), Egypt (2), India (15), Iran (1), Libya (1), Nepal (3), Pakistan (12), Philippines (1), Saint Lucia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), and the United States (35). Overall, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education welcomed 85 new residents into the regional and national programs on Match Day. The residency programs received 5,882 applications and interviewed 811 candidates or 14% of the applicants for the available slots in the five residency programs. “Match Day is one of my favorite days of the academic year,” said Jumee Barooah, M.D., the Designated Institutional Official for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. “Our new resident physicians now are one step closer to realizing a lifelong dream of becoming physicians. This day is the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance that began at an early age. Enjoy your residency experience and be sure to take advantage of the opportunities that will be presented to you during your time at The Wright Center.” The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education was established in 1976 as the Scranton-Temple Residency Program, a community-based internal medicine residency. Today, The Wright Center is the largest U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortium in the nation. Together with consortium stakeholders, The Wright Center trains residents and fellows in a community-based, community needs-responsive workforce development model to advance their shared mission to improve the health and welfare of our communities through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. The Wright Center offers residencies in four disciplines – family medicine, internal medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and psychiatry – as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology and geriatrics. The residency and fellowship programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.