Today is Saturday, Jul. 4, 2020

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.


Out of care and concern for all members of our campus community and the safeguarding of public health, and at the request of the M4 Class, the UCCOM Match Day festivities have been canceled.

View photos from 2019's Match day in our image gallery below.