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Match Day sets course for future physicians March 16

March 15, 2006


105 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students


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.


Thursday, March 16

  • 10 a.m.: Program begins.
  • 10:45 a.m.: Envelopes are handed out.
  • 11 a.m.: Envelopes are opened.

A reception immediately follows.


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

The University of Chicago Medicine
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Chicago, IL 60637
Phone (773) 702-0025 Fax (773) 702-3171

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John Easton
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