Read the full story by Derik Hertel, published by Geisel News.
At the much-anticipated annual Match Day event on Friday, March 17, 65 students at the Geisel School of Medicine learned where they would pursue their next three to seven years of residency training after graduation. According to the National Resident Matching Program, a record-high of 35,969 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vied for 31,757 residency positions, the most ever offered in the Match.
“Match Day is a very exciting event. After years of hard work, this is an important and emotional milestone in our students’ medical training,” says Duane Compton, interim dean of Geisel. “We are all very proud of our students and wish them the best of luck in their careers.”
Every year, fourth-year medical students submit their top choices for residency programs into a computer program operated by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Residency programs also submit lists of applicants in their order of preference. The lists are then compared against each other utilizing the AAMC’s computer algorithm, matching students to their residency program.
If you missed Match Day, you can watch video of the event above.