Senior medical students at the University of South Alabama gathered March 18 at the Mobile Convention Center to find out this year’s Match Day results and the next step in their medical training.
The National Residency Matching Program, or Match Day, is the annual event in which future doctors across the United States and Canada simultaneously learn where they will be doing their residency training. The graduating medical students across North America simultaneously opened their envelopes with their assigned matches at 11 a.m.
After interviewing with several different residency programs across the country, students rank their top-choice programs in order of preference. Training programs also rank the students who interviewed. The NRMP then uses a mathematical algorithm to designate each applicant into a residency program. Each year, thousands of medical school seniors compete for approximately 24,000 residency positions across the United States.
“Match Day is an important day for each graduating medical student,” said Dr. Susan LeDoux, associate dean of medical education and student affairs at USA. “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.”
The 73 USA College of Medicine seniors matched in 18 different states, with 53 students matching out-of-state and 20 students matching in the state of Alabama. Fourteen of those students matching in Alabama matched at USA Hospitals.
Facebook: Match Day USA College of Medicine Page
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2015 (PDF)
Photos: Official Match Day 2015 photo gallery (Flickr)
Video: Official Match Day 2015 video
Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine photos
News: Match Day 2015 article in the Med School Watercooler
News: Match Day 2015 article on AL.com with photos
News: Match Day 2015 story by Fox 10 News
Match Results for: Classes 2009 2014.pdf
Susan P. LeDoux, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education & Student Affairs
Contact: For more information, please contact Ms. Karen Braswell, at 251-471-7145.
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