April 06, 2009

Piper baseball alum to do surgical residency at University of Michigan

Walsh was a four-year member of both the Pipers' football and baseball teams, a 2005 baseball captain, and the winner of the 2005 Kent Bracewell Hamline University Student-Athlete of the Year award. 

Following graduation from Hamline, Walsh attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and will graduate on May 2nd. He was notified of his match with the University of Michigan on March 17th.

“I’m really excited to have matched at the University of Michigan,” said Walsh, “I was lucky to land in such a quality program, especially with a really competitive match this year.”

The University of Michigan was recently ranked 13th by US News and World Report in their “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.

This year marked the largest "Match Day" in United States history, with more than 24,000 medical students placing in residencies around the nation. According to the National Resident Match Program website, of 957 applicants, 640 medical students matched in Orthopaedic Surgery residency positions around the nation.