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Jamie Hennigan and Tiara Murphy try to look into their match envelopes prior to opening them during last year's Match Day celebration.
On March 20, 2015, senior medical students and residency training program directors across the United States and Canada will find out this year’s Match Day results.
Locally, the University of South Alabama’s Match Day will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST, on March 20, 2015, in the Upper Concourse Grand Ballroom at the Mobile Convention Center at 1 South Water Street in Mobile, Ala. The envelopes containing Match results will be handed out to the students shortly before 11 a.m. followed by the students’ individual announcement of the location of their residency.
The National Residency Matching Program, or Match Day, is the annual event in which senior medical students across North America simultaneously learn where they will be doing their residency training.
The Match process works as such: after interviewing with different residency programs - both near and far - students provide a ranking of their top-choice programs in order of preference. The training programs, in turn, rank the students who interviewed. Students are then matched based on a mutual ranking with a specific residency program.
The USA Heath System currently has 74 senior medical students and 11 residency programs. This year, there are 67 residency positions at USA- the large majority of which will be filled through the matches.
The NRMP matches applicants’ preferences for residency positions with program directors’ preferences for applicants. Each year, thousands of medical school seniors compete for approximately 24,000 residency positions across the United States.
This year's Match Day will be streamed live here. In addition, Match Day results for University of South Alabama students will be tweeted live on the USA College of Medicine Twitter page found here. There will also be streaming on the USA College of Medicine Instagram page found here and updates on the Facebook page found here.
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