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The Class of 2024 achieved a 100% placement rate on Match Day


eneath the azure expanse of a quintessential Miami sky, 196 students from the Miller School’s Class of 2024 learned where they will complete the next step in their medical training journey.

The Miller School has a history of an exceptional match rate, and this year was no different: The class earned a 100% placement rate on Match Day.

“We couldn’t be more proud of all of you. The caliber of residency programs you will be entering is unprecedented,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer. “Be the best residents and doctors you can possibly be. You have the foundation you need to change the future of medicine.”

The members of the Class of were the first to complete all four years of medical school with the revolutionary NextGenMD curriculum, which focuses on early exposure to the clinical setting, small-group learning and mentorship. All students choose a scholarly concentration pathway or a secondary degree as well.

“You did it! You are NextGenMD pioneers, and many of you are legacy students who joined our wonderful Class of 2024,” said Hilit Mechaber, M.D., senior associate dean for student affairs. “You are prepared to serve patients throughout the world who greatly need you.”

The students were highly competitive nationally, matching in 24 specialties across the country at top-tier institutions like Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, Yale and UC San Francisco.

This year’s top specialties were:

  • Internal medicine: 34
  • General surgery: 15
  • Pediatrics: 14
  • Anesthesiology: 14

The students — 62% of whom are women — will fan out to 30 states, with 53 staying in Florida for residency, including 35 at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. Twenty-seven students will be attending programs in California, 17 in New York and 11 in Texas.

“Your success wouldn’t have been possible without your commitment,” Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., executive dean for education and chair of the Department of Medical Education, told the class. “You are wonderfully equipped for whatever comes ahead.”

For more coverage, photos and profiles of some of our graduating students, click here.