Abington-area students learn residency placements during Match Day


SCRANTON – Ninety-seven students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) learned their residency placements March 16 during the National Resident Matching Program’s “Match Day,” an event at which all fourth-year M.D. students around the country simultaneously open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in specialties. Residencies typically begin July 1.

• Peter Cognetti, of Waverly, matched at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Family Medicine

• Jared Egbert, of South Abington Township, matched at Madigan Army Medical Center Transitional Year prior to radiology

According to the National Resident Matching Program, the 2018 Match was the largest in history, with 37,103 total registrants competing for 33,167 positions. Among them were 18,818 fourth-year M.D. students who submitted their program preference lists, including the 97 from Geisinger Commonwealth.