UF medical students celebrate "Match Day"

It was a big day for UH med school students when they found out what residency programs they were matched with

It was a big day for UH med school students when they found out what residency programs they were matched with

The Match was established in 1952, at the request of medical students, to provide a fair and impartial transition to the graduate medical education experience.

The TTUHSC students are among thousands of medical school graduates from across the country that will open envelopes simultaneously to reveal the location where they will complete their residency. Out of the 200 students, organizers say the majority of them will become doctors in the NY area.

The National Resident Matching Program is a non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for USA residency positions.

"The match is representative of all of the hard work students have done at Emory and nationwide to join the profession of medicine".

Match Day is a right of passage for fourth-year medical students. "I'm also pleased that seven of our graduates matched in residency programs that we've started in the past seven years".

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Students will receive their Doctorate of Medicine medical degrees in May at graduation before starting their respective residency programs.

Each class member received a sealed letter from the National Resident Matching Program.

Forty-three students matched in Florida, a state that ranks 42nd nationally in the number of available residency slots.

Eight students matched in Tallahassee, including five with residency programs sponsored by the College of Medicine.

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