Med students meet their match on national Match Day

WHAT:

On Match Day, 172¬†fourth-year medical students at the University of Illinois at Chicago will learn where they have been accepted for residency training. The UIC College of Medicine graduates more physicians than any other medical school in the U.S. and has educated 60 percent of Illinois’ minority physicians.

WHEN:

Friday, March 17
9:30 a.m. to noon
Match results are opened simultaneously at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Hilton Chicago – Grand Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Ave.

DETAILS:

Match Day takes place on the same day, at the same time, at medical schools all across the country.

Partying before and after the distribution of match results is a time-honored tradition. UIC’s festivities begin at 9:30 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.

Fourth-year medical student Aaron Case celebrates with third-year student Valeria Valbuena Match Day 2015 - COM at Peoria Match Day 2016 Nian Verzosa

Kandace Walker hugs her mother after learning her placementGirl reading letterman places a pin on a map at the school into which he placed on match daymed students hugging