Journeys, Representation, and Coming Home: Reflections from UCSF Match Day 2023
On a brisk Friday morning, the sound of envelopes ripping open and shouts of joy could be heard from Koret Quad on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. Serendipitously falling on St. Patrick’s Day, this year’s Match Day celebrated 184 soon-to-be UCSF graduates, as they found out where they would be continuing their medical training journey in residency.
This year, two-thirds of students matched into residency programs in the state of California, with one-third of students matching at UCSF. A quarter matched into Internal Medicine; 37% matched into primary care specialties; and 30% matched into surgical specialties.