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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.
When and where is Match Day 2019 held? Match Day will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the program will start at 11 a.m.
Location - Jung Hotel, 1500 Canal Street, New Orleans -- Grand Hall Ballroom
Do I need tickets for Match Day?
Yes. Tickets will be required for Match Day.
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 guests immediately after the Match Day Program.