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Match Day 2019: Dell Med Welcomes 116 New Physicians to Austin

March 26, 2019

The Match Day 2019 results are in: Fifteen fellows and 101 residents will begin the next phase of their medical careers at Dell Medical School.

Match Day, when medical students find out where they will head for their graduate training, is an exciting day at Dell Med. The school is pleased to welcome this cohort of new physicians to the innovative community of leaders in Central Texas who are rethinking health care. Graduates from prestigious medical schools both in and outside of the state — including Harvard, Yale, Northwestern, UT Southwestern and Baylor — make up the group of residents and the largest class of fellows at Dell Med to date.

“These physicians will be joining a dynamic partnership between Dell Med and Ascension’s Seton Healthcare Family that produces socially responsible physician leaders who will transform health care to deliver improved health, experience and affordability,” said Jonathan MacClements, M.D., Dell Med’s associate dean for graduate medical education. “We are thrilled that our incoming residents and fellows are a diverse cohort of talented individuals who have chosen to make Austin their new home.”

The 2019 Match Day group will be part of Dell Med’s inclusive environment that supports diverse trainees, students, staff and faculty. More than half of incoming residents and more than three-quarters of incoming fellows are women, and about 15 percent of both incoming residents and fellows come from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

This year also saw the first-ever match for Dell Med’s new Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, through which two fellows will train. The three-year, comprehensive program is designed to generate future leaders in clinical cardiology. The fellows will work through a clinically rigorous curriculum in their first year and then have time in the following two years for electives and research.

MacClements said he is confident that the 116 members of this new cohort will add to the exemplary work already in progress at Dell Med: “We know they will embody our UT mantra that ‘what starts here changes the world.’”