Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Match Day 2014 Strong for Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Steven Baum rings the much-awaited noon gong. watch video

On Friday, March 21, 2014, fourth-year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine joined colleagues at medical schools around the country to learn where and in what specialty they will spend their next 3-7 years of residency training.

Incoming Interns

The Montefiore Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program filled its 58 PGY1 (first-year) positions with 38 candidates in Categorical Medicine, 10 in Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine, and 10 in Preliminary Medicine.

Categorical Program and Primary Care/Social Medicine Tracks both filled with candidates from highly ranked medical schools, including the following:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (7)
  • Harvard Medical School
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (2)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • NYU School of Medicine (3)
  • Alpert Medical School at Brown University (2)
  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • School of Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University (2)

Diversity Recruitment

In a continued effort to create a house staff and faculty demography that more closely resembles that of its patients, the Internal Medicine Residency Program recruited, a record number of ten under-represented minorities.


The Dermatology Residency Training Program was also successful in its five-position match. Next year's residents come from th following schools:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2)
  • Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • University of South Carolina

Einstein Students Entering Medicine and Dermatology

Forty-one Einstein students will enter categorical or primary care Internal Medicine residencies this July. The percentage of Einstein's graduating class entering Internal Medicine is 23.2%, exceeding this year's national average of 20.5% of USA grads entering Internal Medicine. Historically, Einstein students enter Internal Medicine at a rate higher than the national average.

This year's graduating medical students will enter a number of outstanding residency programs, including the following:

  • Montefiore Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program (7)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center (2)
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center (2)
  • Columbia University (5)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • University of Washington Medicine
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • NYU School of Medicine (4)
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jacobi Medical Center

Internal Medicine Numbers Down From 2013, But Offered Positions Rebounding

The total number of Categorical Internal Medicine programs participating in the 2014 match was 408; of those, 21 programs did not fill, an increase from 14 unfilled internal medicine residency programs last year.

Interest by U.S. medical graduates in Internal Medicine as a career remains stable. The percentages of U.S. medical school grads entering Categorical Medicine programs have been: 19% in 2006, 18.9% in 2007, 18.5% in 2008, 18.1% in 2009, 18.2% in 2010, 18.9% in 2011, 18.7% in 2012, 19.1% in 2013, and 19.3% in 2014.

This year nationally, 48.5% of Internal Medicine matches were US grads, compared to 49.9% in 2013, 55.7% in 2012, 57.8% in 2011, and 54.5% in 2010.

In Primary Care Internal Medicine, the number of offered positions continues to rebound nationally: 247 in 2009, 259 in 2010, 286 in 2011, 311 in 2012, 335 in 2013, and 335 in 2014. Of the 335 Primary Care programs in this year's match, only one went unfilled, an improvement over four unfilled programs last year.

"Internal Medicine is alive and well at Montefiore Einstein," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. "We continue to have a very high level of interest in Medicine by our student body, and our house staff program remains extremely strong, both in Primary Care/Social Medicine in Categorical Program."

Appreciation and Thanks

Special thanks go to the following people for their hard work and combined efforts to continually improve the Internal Medicine Residency Program:

  • Dr. Amanda Raff, for her devotion to maintaining the high profile of Internal Medicine at Einstein and shepherding students through the process of internship application
  • Dr. Rosemarie Conigliaro, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, for the success of the Montefiore Einstein match
  • Drs. Linnea Capps, and Melissa Bender of the Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Lisa Vessecchia, Assistant to Dr. Raff
  • Anna Manca, Program Administrator
  • Sheila Harrison, Program Assistant
  • Cynthia Brightman
  • Josephine Byfield
  • Angela Jeffers
  • Milagros Perreira
  • Jacqueline San Miguel
  • Firm and Assistant Firm Leaders
  • Chief Residents
  • House Staff
  • Diversity Affairs Committee
  • The many Department of Medicine faculty members who gave their time to interview applicants
Click here to log in