News Release

March 10, 2004

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Media Invitation

Match Day Holds the Future for Nation's Medical School Graduates

FARMINGTON, Conn. – At exactly 12:05 p.m., Thursday, March 18, medical students at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and across the country, will rip open envelopes that hold the key to their futures. It’s Match Day 2004, the rite of passage for the nation’s medical students. The annual match will be held in the Patterson Auditorium, adjacent to the Academic Entrance, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue.

Each year the National Residency Match Program matches thousands of medical school graduates to residency programs. This year 69 UConn medical students will learn where they will serve their residences, setting them on a path that usually determines their lifelong career and home. Each year Match Day proves to be a tense, emotional and thrilling event for the graduates, their families and faculty.

Note to print and television reporters and photo/video editors:

Interview, photo and video opportunities are plentiful, high-spirited and filled with emotion.

Lunch will be available for media wishing to stay.

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