Today is Saturday, May. 27, 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.

Follow us on Twitter via #UCMatch2017.

Follow us on Snapchat by clicking https://www.snapchat.com/add/uofcincy to add the main UC account and receive snaps/view stories on Match Day.

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people talk and laugh two men hug while a woman smiles at them a man in a green jacket talks to someone in a crowd a man and woman talk while a man standing between them looks straight forward four people link arms and smile a woman smiles happily two women hug three people point to different points on a U.S. map different colored pins on a U.s. map men shake hands man holding bag of cash while another man shows him his match day results envelope two men standing with their hands on each other shoulders U.S. map with different colored pins in it man reads out match day results man pulls plastic bag of cash out of a fish bowl a man looks at the money he pulled out of a bag a man reaches into a yellow bag on a table group of people cheer a woman and man celebrate their match day results man holds a microphone for a woman as she reads out one of their match day results two people hug while others around them cheer woman announces match day results next to man holding a baby man reads out 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