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For release: March 24, 2014

Jim Armstrong 330.344.6083, jim.armstrong@akrongeneral.org

Akron General Fills 100% of Available Medical Residency Positions
National Match Program Links Physicians- in-Training to Academic Medical Centers

For release: March 24, 2014

Jim Armstrong 330.344.6083, jim.armstrong@akrongeneral.org

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) recently announced the Main Residency Match® results for more than 17, 000 United States allopathic medical school seniors and 16,000 other applicants. Akron General Medical Center matched with students in 100 percent of its available residency positions.

 "Since 1946, Akron General has trained doctors as primary care and specialist physicians who then serve our community, state, nation and beyond. This year AGMC filled all 46 positions offered in the initial NRMP match, reflecting the national reputation for excellence of our faculty and institution," said Titus Sheers, MD, Chairman, Department of Medical Education, Akron General Health System.

Match Day is an annual rite of passage for U.S. medical school students and other applicants, a day when they learn at which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years.

Akron General offers physician residency training programs in eight medical specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and Urology.

The success of this year’s residency match is indicative of Akron General’s leadership in resident medical education.  Akron General has the oldest community-based emergency medicine residency training program in the world and has educated thousands of specialist physicians over nearly seven decades.

For more information on Akron General’s Medical Residency Programs, see www.akrongeneral.org.


About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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