The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) is proud that 16 fourth-year UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) students matched into family medicine residency programs nationwide on March 18, 2022.

Rutvi Shah

Rutvi Shah enjoyed the match day theme based on the classic television show “Friends.” Shah will join the DFMCH residency class of 2025.

They represented nearly 12 percent of the graduating class, tying with psychiatry for the second most-matched specialty among SMPH seniors. Internal medicine took top honors this year with 18 percent.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, family medicine programs filled 4,470 residency positions nationally in 2022—a number that could make this the largest class in the specialty’s history after Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) offers are received.

Of the 16 UWSMPH students entering family medicine, six are joining DFMCH sponsored programs in Madison and Baraboo. The DFMCH class of 2025 will also include 12 students from medical schools throughout the country.

We’re excited to meet the new residents this summer!

Micah Larson

SMPH medical student, Micah Larson, proudly displays their match to the UW DFMCH residency program.


Other SMPH grads joining the DFMCH class of 2025 include (from left) Viktoriya Ovsepyan, Aimée Wattiaux, Logan Yeager, and David Smith.

Published: April 2022