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Wake Forest School Of Medicine Students Learn Which Specialties They'll Train For

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Winston-Salem, NC -- Students at Wake Forest School of Medicine got a glimpse into their futures Friday.

The university celebrates "Match Day" every year.

Medical students across the country simultaneously opened envelopes to learn what fields they "matched." This tradition has been going on for 61 years.

Friday, 124 medical students at Wake matched in 25 specialties. Most of them matched in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine.

Students will spend the next three to seven years training in those fields.

Specialties "matched" by Wake Forest medical students:
Anesthesiology - 10
Child Neurology - 1
Emergency Medicine - 10
Family Medicine - 10
Internal Medicine - 26
Internal Medicine/Primary - 3
Medicine/Pediatrics - 1
Neurology - 3
Neurosurgery - 2
OBGYN - 2
Ophthalmology - 2
Orthopaedics - 3
Otolaryngology - 4
Pathology - 4
Pediatrics - 13
Pediatrics/Primary - 1
Pediatrics/Research - 1
Psychiatry - 3
Rehab Medicine - 1
Radiology - 3
Radiation Oncology - 1
Surgery - 9
Surgery Preliminary - 8
Transitional - 2
Urology - 1

Ethnic breakdown of the Class of 2013 for Match Day:

Asian/Non-Hispanic = 15
Black/African-American = 18
Hispanic/Latino = 4
Caucasian = 81
Ethnicity Unknown = 7

Mac Ingraham, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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