The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has recently announced that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will receive its first-round pick of candidates applying for resident physician training programs at the hospital.
Each year, thousands of physicians graduate from medical school and seek to further their training in a hospital-based residency program.
The NRMP uses a computerized mathematical algorithm designed to align the educational preferences of applicants with the preferred qualifications sought by residency programs.
"To achieve a 100 percent match through this process is a noteworthy achievement," said J. Matthew Neal, MD, program director, Internal Medicine Residency, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. "It means that the candidates we felt were a great fit for our organization stated that their preferred choice was IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital."
Twenty-two positions were available in the areas of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Transitional Year. This is the sixth year in a row that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has achieved a 100 percent match for these programs.