News Release

March 16, 2005

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

The Envelope, Please

Medical Students Matched to Residency Programs

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Match Day is the rite of passage for the nation’s graduating medical students, including 67 from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. They will be tearing open envelopes that hold the key to their futures at exactly 12:05 p.m., Thursday, March 17, in the Robert Massey Auditorium adjacent to the Academic Entrance at UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue.

Each year the National Residency Match Program matches thousands of medical school graduates to residency programs. The medical students learn where they will serve their residences, setting them on a path that usually determines their lifelong career and home.

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Each year Match Day proves to be a tension-filled and exhilarating event for graduating students, their families, and the faculty. Interview, photo and video opportunities are profuse.

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