UIC Match Day an emotional milestone for medical students

 

WHAT

On Match Day, approximately 185 fourth-year UIC College of Medicine seniors will learn where they have been accepted for residency training.

WHO

The UIC College of Medicine graduates more physicians than any other medical school in the United States and has educated 60 percent of Illinois’ minority physicians.

WHEN

Friday, March 21
9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Match results will be announced at 11 a.m.

WHERE

Mid-America Club at the Aon Center, 80th Floor
200 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602

DETAILS

Match Day is an annual event that takes place on the same day, at the same time, at medical schools all across the country. Results are handed out beginning at 11 a.m.

Partying before and after the distribution of match results is a time-honored tradition. UIC’s festivities begin at 9:15 a.m. and continue following the announcement of the match.

Match Day is coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program, which aims to pair graduating medical students with residency programs in their chosen areas of specialty. The algorithm for placement is based on a variety of factors, including the students’ rankings of their program choices and the programs’ rankings of candidates.