Match Day is the culmination of four years of medical school, when students are matched to a hospital where they will receive their residency training in their desired specialty.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) serves as a venue for matching the program preferences of students with those of residency program directors. The NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education.
On Match Day, the names are drawn at random. Each student trades a dollar for their Match Day letter and the money pot serves as a consolation prize for the very last student to be "matched."
The 2016 Match Day celebration was held on Friday, March 18. Students gathered in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351 to open their envelopes, while family watched the live stream in Kresge Auditorium.
Photos from the event can be viewed on Twitter via #UCMatch2016.