Photo of medical students Medical students display excitment to learn where they will go for their residencies.

Ninety-two UC Davis School of Medicine students learned Thursday where in the United States they will be continuing their medical training over the next several years to become licensed to practice medicine in a particular specialty.

The placements are based on the computerized results of the National Resident Matching Program, which uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.

At UC Davis, the majority of students (72 percent) will remain in California for training. About 20 percent will remain at UC Davis Medical Center. Just under half chose residencies in primary care, which includes family practice, general pediatrics and internal medicine.

The most popular choices of training programs among UC Davis graduates were internal medicine (16.3 percent), pediatrics (14.1 percent), family practice (10.9 percent) and psychiatry (9.8 percent).

Among the other institutions to which UC Davis medical students were matched are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UC San Francisco.

"It was wonderful to see so many of our students being matched with some of the strongest residency programs in the country, including programs here at UC Davis," said Claire Pomeroy, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine.

Nationally, more than 15,000 medical school seniors applied for residency positions through the NRMP.

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Photographs by Karen Higgins, UC Davis