Match Day sets course for future physicians March 17

March 15, 2005

Who

109 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students

What

Match Day--an annual rite of spring when medical students across the country simultaneously discover where they will continue their training next year in hospital residency programs.

Fourth-year medical students submit a list of hospitals, ranked in order of preference, to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The hospitals also rank their applicants--based on letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal interviews. The NRMP then matches each student with the highest-ranking hospital that accepts him or her.

Managed by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the NRMP is a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1952 to provide uniform date of appointments for residency positions in graduate medical education throughout the United States.

When

Thursday, March 17
10 a.m.: Program begins
10:45 a.m.: Envelopes are handed out
11 a.m.: Envelopes are opened
A reception immediately follows

Where

Room P-117, University of Chicago Hospitals, 5839 South Maryland Ave. (Wyler Pavilion entrance)

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Press Contact

John Easton
(773) 702-0025
john.easton@uchospitals.edu