Today is Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Medical Student Ceremonies/Events

Match Day

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."  In addition, each student contributes a dollar to the IvaDean Scholarship Fund.

The 2017 Match Day celebration was held on Friday, March 17. Students gathered in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351 to open their envelopes, while friends and family watched the live stream in Kresge Auditorium.

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Margaret Neidhard Jones

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Kristy Wilson