After four years of medical school, future physicians submit the names of the top three hospitals they prefer for residencies and wait...They could be sent to any of them but they won't know where they are going until Match Day.

Match Day is an emotional experience filled with shouts of excitement and tears of joy as students learn where they will advance to the next level of their medical training. This year's Match Day will be held March 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Compton-Nelson Auditorium.

Conducted annually by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), students are matched using a computerized mathematical algorithm designed to produce a best result by aligning the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals.

Each year more than 30,000 applicants apply for the match to find a position at a U.S. teaching hospital where they will undertake a three to seven year period of specialized training. Match rates can be an indicator of career interest among U.S. medical school seniors.

For more information contact Student Academic Affairs at 615.327.6413.