Friday, March 15, University of Washington graduating medical students will be joining with their peers around the country and the world to celebrate Match Day 2019.
Today at exactly 9 a.m. in Seattle, fourth-year med students joined their peers across the country in learning which residency programs will be their training sites for the next three to seven years.
Today at exactly noon EDT (9 a.m. PDT in Seattle), fourth-year med students across the country opened envelopes and checked smart phone apps to see the fruits of their years of hard work and tenacity.
Graduating medical students around the country discovered today, March 17, where they’ll spend the next three to seven years as residents.
It’s a scene straight out of Harry Potter: Nervous students await their fate during an annual ritual.
On Match Day 2016, Friday, March 18, graduating medical students across the nation will simultaneously learn where they will be receiving their residency training.
The phrase ‘finding a match’ typically evokes the complicated world of dating. For graduating medical students across the country, matching means building a career and finding an academic home in a residency training program.
Sixty percent of the 2015 University of Washington School of Medicine graduating class will enter primary- care residencies this fall.
It was a whirlwind of celebration and tears, most of them joyous.