All class of ’24 Mercer medical students match to residency programs on Match Day

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a group of medical students hold signs saying where they matched
Macon, photo by John Knight

Mercer University School of Medicine celebrated the 2024 National Residency Match Day on March 15 at all three of its campuses in Macon, Savannah and Columbus.

All medical students in the class of 2024 were successfully matched to postgraduate training programs at hospitals in Georgia and other states. Of those, 82% will be entering into a core specialty. Core specialties include family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, psychiatry, and emergency medicine.

Graduates matched locally more than anywhere else. Forty-two percent matched into Georgia residencies, and of those, 48% matched into residencies with Mercer-affiliated teaching hospitals, including Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon; Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus.

“The Class of 2024 is a wonderful group of accomplished students who are committed to helping provide access to quality health care for all Georgians,” said Jean Sumner, M.D., FACP, dean of MUSM. “We are very proud of these outstanding young, soon-to-be physicians, who will be the kind of doctors this state so desperately needs.”

About Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)

Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened additional four-year M.D. campuses in Savannah in 2008 and in Columbus in 2021. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon; Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in preclinical sciences and family therapy and Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences and rural health sciences.