Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:00am
MATCH DAY 2013 - NATIONAL RESIDENCY MATCHING PROGRAM
For the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Classes of 2013
(Third Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and the largest graduating class to date)
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 10 A.M. (event ends approximately 11:30 a.m.)
UA College of Medicine – Tucson:
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:
Health Sciences Education Building
435 N. 5th St., Phoenix
For four years, students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix have worked toward “Match Day” – the day they learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians, the first major step in building a medical career.
Match results are released nationally at Match Day ceremonies coordinated to occur on the same date –the third Friday in March – at the same time (1 p.m. eastern time) each year.
Surrounded by excited family members and friends, members of the Class of 2013 will receive traditional Match Day sealed envelopes, containing letters showing where they will go for their residency training, on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The ceremony ends at approximately 11:30 a.m.
This will be the third Match Day at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. Fifty students – the largest group to date – are participating: 22 women and 28 men, including one Hispanic student. The event will be held in the Health Sciences Education Building, 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix.
2013 marks the 32nd Match Day at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. The event will be held in DuVal Auditorium, The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The class includes 110 graduates: 64 women and 46 men; seven students are Hispanic and two are Native American.
Match Day is the culmination of a complex year-long process that matches the nation’s graduating medical students with residency programs. During the first half of their senior year, medical students apply for positions at residency programs, then interview with program directors, faculty and residents. In February, students submit their list of choices in order of preference – at the same time residency program directors submit their rank-ordered lists of preferred candidates – to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP, or “Match”)headquarters in Washington, D.C. A computer matches each student to the residency program that is highest on the student’s list and that has offered a position to the applicant. Residency programs vary in length from three years for general medicine/family practice specialties to eight years for the most specialized of surgeons.