Summer 2014

The Future at a Glance

Graduating class gravitates toward careers in primary care

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Edwin Oh gets the welcome news; Sean Hersey hugs a friend; Jessica Reader and Emily Samaha are all smiles.

On March 21, at high noon, the usual yelps and cries filled the air on the fourth floor of the Sackler Center as fourth-year students tore open their envelopes and learned at a glance where they will begin their residency training after graduation.

Among the most popular specialties this year were internal medicine, with 41 students; family medicine, 21 students; emergency medicine, 20 students; and pediatrics, 20 students.

The geographic distribution of residency placements followed the pattern of past years. Eighty-one students will remain in New England, including 43 who will stay in Massachusetts. Other popular destinations include New York (17 students) and California (21 students). Graduates will reside in 27 states plus the District of Columbia.

“We take great pride in how well our graduates do in their residency placements and in their clinical performance in these residencies,” said Dean Harris Berman. “Producing competent, compassionate physicians is what Tufts University School of Medicine is all about.”

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