Quinnipiac University medical student Richard Ferro was just a kid when his grandfather brought him close and told the family this boy would be a doctor someday.
For Ferdinand Joseph Ferro, it was the legacy of his own dream as a Spanish immigrant. He never got to wear a white coat and study medicine in America. But his grandson always carried that wish close to his heart.
On Friday, Ferro learned his medical education will continue with a family medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Once more, the Colorado native felt his grandfather bring him close.
Ferro was among 99 students at Quinnipiac’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine who learned of their residency placements through the National Resident Matching Program. Members of the Class of 2021 were among the 48,700 medical students applying for 38,106 residencies — both all-time highs — in The Match, which uses a computer algorithm to produce a destination and a discipline for the next three or more years.
Overall, Netter students matched with residency programs across the country, including New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine, along with Connecticut affiliates Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/Stamford Hospital, and Trinity Health of New England St. Francis Hospital.
The Netter students matched in 18 different specialties and subspecialties, including emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, anesthesiology and urology. The residencies cover 21 states.
For Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the Netter School, Match Day is framed by a proud standard of educating medical students who are well trained, compassionate and collaborative.
For the most up-to-date information about Match Day and Quinnipiac Netter, visit Match Day.
About the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, which opened in 2013, develops physicians to become integral members of patient-centered health care teams, working closely with other health professionals to provide comprehensive care. The faculty members and administrators are accomplished educators, scholars and experts in their respective medical specialties. The school’s curriculum, which includes clinical experience and research opportunities, is taught by faculty members who strive to provide a solid foundation in medical sciences. The medical school is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The school is also authorized by the state of Connecticut to award MD degrees. The school is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The school is named for Dr. Frank H. Netter, a world-renowned medical illustrator whose drawings and atlases have educated medical students for decades. For more information, visit qu.edu.