WHAT: Match Day – the national day for where medical students learn where they will spend the next several years training as resident physicians
• Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, Morgantown (Morgantown campus students)
• Edgewood Country Club, Charleston (Charleston campus students
• Purple Iris, Martinsburg (Eastern campus students)
WHEN: Friday (March 15)
- • 10:30 a.m. – Reception
- • 11:45 a.m. – Match Program
- • Noon – Envelope Distribution
Additional Information: For medical students nationwide, Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work. Many students consider it the most exciting day of the medical school experience – learning where they’ll complete their residency training.
Up until Match Day, fourth-year medical students complete numerous applications and interviews at specialty residency programs of their choice.
Students rank the places where they would like to continue their medical training. The residency programs, in turn, rank the applicants. The information is entered into the National Resident Matching Program which uses an algorithm to produce a list of “matches.”
WVU’s Match Day Celebration allows the graduating class to be joined by family, faculty, staff, administrators and fellow students to share in the excitement.
Just before noon, envelopes are unveiled and drawn randomly, and each student has the opportunity to step to the podium (some with families in tow) and open their envelope to share the news about where their residency program will begin.
CONTACT: Cassie Thomas, WVU School of Medicine
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