Match Day Ceremony 2013
James Gallé matched in radiation oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He was one of only 23 medical students nationwide to match in that specialty.
On March 15, 2013, 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 25 states.
USA's residency directors also had reason to be excited, as all 66 slots across the school's 13 residency programs had been filled.
"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.
More than 40,000 applicants took part in this year's National Main Residency Match, representing an increase of almost 2,000 applicants more than the previous year. They were vying for just 26,392 positions.
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: USA College of Medicine Match Day
News: Match Day 2013 article in the Press-Register (PDF)
News: Match Day 2013 article in The Vanguard (Digital newspaper)
Previous Match Day Ceremonies
Official Match Day 2012 photo gallery (Google Picasa)
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.