The Class of 2023 will participate in the annual “Match Day,” a suspense-filled ceremony, held at medical schools across the country, on Friday, March 17.
During this event, it will be revealed where each student is destined to fulfill their medical residency and begin their careers as doctors. During the past few years, several of these medical students were working in different industries and decided to make a change. Lauren Jansma, a former nurse; and three former teachers, Jaydee Choompoo, Maxwell Oberlander, and Santiago Luis, highlighted below, made the switch and chose to study medicine.
NYU Long Island School of Medicine (NYULISOM) students will discover their “doctor destinies” among four primary care areas of: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology in addition to other specialties. Residency positions will start soon after the school’s May 16 graduation.
The NYU Long Island School of Medicine opened its doors to its first class of medical students four years ago, September 2019. NYU LISOM became one of the first medical schools in the nation to offer an accelerated three-year program devoted exclusively to training primary care physicians, in which there is expected to be a significant shortage of primary care physicians nationwide. Last month, LISOM was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a significant milestone for the Mineola school, which currently has 74 students.
While NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s graduating students may be matched with any residency position nationwide, it is hoped that some will match with institutions in the broader New York region, including at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, helping to fill the void of regional primary care physicians. Following residencies, many are also expected to return to serve the communities in which they have been trained.