University of South Alabama

Match Day Ceremony 2015

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Omar Mazher matched in Psychiatry at Harvard in Boston, MA.

The Mobile Convention Center was the sight of the Class of 2015 Match Day Celebration. The graduating seniors began the day with a class meeting in which they elected the speakers for convocation and then took a class photograph. While taking their photograph, a group of third year students surprised them with banners and noise makers to wish them good luck.

When the clock struck 11 a.m., the seniors opened their envelopes and joined future doctors across the United States and Canada who were simultaneously learning where they would be doing their residency training.

Many seniors were excited to learn they would be staying at the University of South Alabama, but Dr. Samuel Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine, was also proud to announce the class members had matched in a wide range of programs spread across 18 states.

"Match Day is an important day in the life of a medical school," said Dr. Susan LeDoux, associate dean of medical education and student affairs. "This year, as in the past, we are extremely proud of our students' successes in securing excellent residency positions. Their success reflects years of hard work on their part and also speaks to the quality of the educational training provided to them here in the USA College of Medicine."

After interviewing with several different residency programs, students provide a ranking of their top-choice programs. The training programs, in turn, rank the students who interviewed. The National Residency Matching Program matches applicants' preferences for residency positions with program directors' preferences for applicants.

Around 41,334 applicants took part in this year's National Main Residency Match, representing an increase of 940 applicants more than the previous year. They were vying for just 27,293 positions.

Results:  Match Results for the Class of 2015 (PDF)

Photo Gallery: Official Match Day 2015 photo gallery (Flickr)

Facebook: Match Day USA College of Medicine Page

Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine Photos

News: Match Day 2015 article in the Med School Watercooler

News & Photos: Match Day 2015 article in the Press-Register and Photos

Video News clip: USA College of Medicine Match Day

Video clip: Fox 10 News clip Match Day 2015

Previous Match Day Ceremonies:

2014 Results: Match Day Results for the Class of 2014 (PDF)
Photos: Official Match Day 2014 photo gallery (Flickr)
Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine Photos
Facebook: USA College of Medicine Match Day
Slideshow by Davida Yarbrough: Class of 2014
Flipgram by K. Braswell "Happy" Match Day

News: Match Day 2014 article in the Med School Watercooler
News: Match Day 2014 article in the Press-Register
News: WKRG 5 news article

News: Match Day 2014 article on al.com
Video clip: 5 minute Match Day 2014
Video clip: 10 minute Match Day 2014

2013 Results: Match Day Results (PDF)
Photos: Official Match Day 2013 photo gallery (Flickr)
Video: Official Match Day 2013 video (Vimeo)
Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Facebook: USA College of Medicine Match Day
News: Match Day 2013 article in the Med School Watercooler
News: Match Day 2013 article in the Press-Register (PDF)

News: Match Day 2013 photo gallery on al.com
News: Match Day 2013 article on al.com
News: Match Day 2013 article in The Vanguard (Digital newspaper)

Match Day Results for the Class of 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 (PDF) 

Susan P. LeDoux, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education & Student Affairs
sledoux@southalabama.edu

PHONE:
251-460-7174

 

Contact:
For more information, please contact Ms. Karen Braswell, at 251-471-7145.

 

 

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