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Julia Staisch & Allen Miraflor-Match Day

Match Day is the culmination of four challenging years, and, in some ways, is the most exciting day of the medical school experience. Every year at a predetermined time, medical students across the country learn simultaneously which hospital will educate them for the next three to seven years.

Up until Match Day, senior medical students complete numerous applications and interviews at the residencies of their choice. They rank the places where they would like to continue their medical training. The residency programs in turn rank the applicants and the National Resident Matching Program produced the computer-generated matches.

During the program, medical student names are randomly selected by Dr. Marc Kahn, Senior Associate Dean for Students. Each student receives an envelope containing a letter with information about their residency.

As part of another medical school tradition, medical students place $5.00 in a container as they arrive at the event. The last person called gets to keep all the money as a reward for patience in the face of high anxiety.

Match Day 2019

When and where is Match Day 2019 held? Match Day will be held on Friday, March 15th. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the program will start at 11 a.m. We ask that you arrive by 10 a.m. in order to have a group picture taken.

Hyatt Regency - New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

Lodging Information
Hyatt Regency New Orleans Room Reservations -

Holiday Inn Superdome, 330 Loyola Avenue, 1 800-972-2791, Special Tulane rates are subject to availability.

Do I need tickets for Match Day?
No. Tickets are not required for Match Day. To help us best prepare for this exciting day, please fill out this simple RSVP form.

Is there reserved seating?
There is no reserved seating for guests.

Is there a reception or luncheon following the event?
The medical school sponsors a reception for students, faculty and significant others immediately after the Match Day Program.