In anxious tradition, medical students at UCI - and nationwide - learn where they will first practice as doctors
Annual Match Day for UC Irvine School of Medicine students, part of a nationwide program matching students with postgraduate residencies.
DATE: Thursday, March 20, 2008
TIME: 8:30-10 a.m.; Continental breakfast precedes match, which begins at 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Tamkin Hall courtyard, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Match Day is one of the most important and joyous events in medical studentsí lives. It is the day they learn where they will spend three to seven years of their lives pursuing the next phase of their training after medical school graduation. Match Day is conducted simultaneously at medical schools nationwide; about 30,000 students discover which of 23,000 residency positions will be theirs. Family and friends join in the excitement as students unseal envelopes containing their first notification of acceptance to hospital residency programs. Students may also opt to use the Internet to find where they matched.
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