Match Day Ceremony 2014
Sara Clark matched in Pediatrics & Paul Clark matched in Neurological Surgery at University Hospitals in Jackson, MS. (left) Zachary Simms matched in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. (center) Ellen Mitchell will be at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. She was the first female at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine to match into Plastic Surgery. (right)
On March 21, 2014, after much anticipation, senior medical students from the University of South Alabama gathered at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile to find out this year's Match Day results.
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 20 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 40,394 applicants took part in this year's National Main Residency Match, representing an increase of almost 286 applicants more than the previous year. They were vying for just 26,678 positions.
Match Day is an important day for each graduating medical student. It also serves as a focus of celebration for each medical school. Across the United States, medical students simultaneously learn of the locations of the residency programs in which they will continue the next phase of
their medical training. This year, as in the past, we are extremely proud of our students’ successes in securing excellent residency positions. In 2014, 98.5% of University of South Alabama College of Medicine seniors were successful in the Match compared to 94.4 % of all US seniors. Our students’ successes reflect years of hard work on their part and also speak to the quality of the educational training provided to them here in the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.
2014 Match Day Links:
Video: Official Match Day 2014 video (Vimeo)
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: Fox 10 TV news article
News: WKRG 5 news article
News: Match Day 2014 article on thevanguardonline.com
Previous Match Day Ceremonies
Results: Match Day Results for the Class of 2013 (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)
News: Match Day 2013 article on thevanguardonline.com
Match Day Results for the Class of 2012 (PDF)
Official Match Day 2012 photo gallery (Google Picasa)
Official Match Day 2012 video (Vimeo)Match Day 2012 article in the Med School Watercooler
Match Day 2012 article from the Press-Register/al.com
Match Day 2012 article from The Vanguard
Match Day 2012 news clip from Fox10 News
Match Day Results for the Class of 2009, 2010 & 2011 (PDF)
Susan P. LeDoux, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education & Student Affairs
For more information, please contact Ms. Karen Braswell, at 251-471-7145.