Match Day sets course for future physicians March 16

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)