Match Day is the time-honored event held at medical schools all across the country during which each graduating medical student learns where they will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. For each graduate, Match Day represents the culmination of their medical school education – the match ultimately determines the course of their medical careers. Residents practice the medicine of their choice in a clinical setting, under the supervision of fully licensed physicians.
Many of the schools make an effort to memorialize this professional milestone achievement for students through photos, video and vivid testimonials:
Albany Medical College
March 20, 2015 – March 20, 2015 – Albany Medical College students, faculty and staff gathered today as 124 fourth-year medical students opened their residency placement envelopes and learned where they will spend the next several years in medical training.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
March 20, 2015 – As graduating medical students around the country learn their professional fates, members of the class of 2015 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University celebrated another successful Match Day. An annual rite of passage, Match Day is an event that takes place at medical schools across the country during which fourth-year medical students learn where and in what specialty they will complete their residency—setting the course of their medical careers.
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
March 23, 2015 – At noon on March 20, eager—and in many cases nervous—graduating P&S students gathered in Bard Hall for an annual rite: Match Day. Since 1952, medical students have been matched to residency programs through a complex process administered by the nonprofit organization The Match. The results are revealed to students across the country at the same time on the third Friday of March (noon on the East Coast).
Icahn School School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
March 20, 2015 – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s fourth-year MD students participated in one of the most exciting days in the academic career of any medical student today: Match Day. The annual event, in which graduating medical students discover what residency programs they matched to, occurs at the same date and time at every medical school in the country.
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
March 24, 2015 – More than 250 NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students matched successfully to residencies in New York and across the country, with half of the group headed to family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatric placements.
New York Medical College
March 20, 2015 – At the stroke of noon today, medical school seniors across the nation received simultaneous notification of where they will undergo their residency training.
New York University School of Medicine
March 20, 2015 – The third Friday of March traditionally bears the moniker Match Day at medical schools across the country. But it’s something of a “getaway day” as well for thousands of medical students nationwide who learn where the next chapter of their careers as doctors will take them.
School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, SUNY
March 20, 2015 – Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2015 celebrated the next steps in their medical careers during a Match Day event March 20.
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
March 24, 2015 – 115 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students matched to residency programs in New York and 17 other states at this year’s Match Day, an annual event when more than 25,000 graduating medical students find out where they will launch their medical careers as resident physicians. Most residency programs begin July 1.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
March 23, 2015 – Fourth-year students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine had a strong showing on Match Day on March 20, at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
March 23, 2015 – At noon today, March 20, 155 fourth-year students from Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine joined graduating medical students from across the country in learning where they will spend their first year of training (or residency) in their chosen specialty.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
March 20, 2015 – Excitement and anticipation filled the air on March 20, 2015 as the MD Class of 2015 awaited the opening of the envelopes that would tell them where they would be spending the next chapter of their medical careers.
Weill Cornell Medical College
March 20, 2015 – Ana Pacheco-Navarro held two envelopes in her hands — one pristine and unopened, and the other slightly crumpled and stained with champagne. The fourth-year medical student from Weill Cornell Medical College had just gotten off the phone with her classmate, Scott Breitinger, who was in the Philippines. Because he couldn’t be there, she’d opened his envelope first and then shared the good news — he had just landed a residency in psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Image Credit: NYU School of Medicine