News Release

March 6, 2006

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

The Envelope, Please

Medical Students Matched to Residency Programs

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Seventy-three anxious medical students will rush to grab the envelopes that contain their future career destination on Match Day, Thursday, March 16.

The rite of passage for graduating medical students will take place nationwide at exactly 12:05 p.m. E.S.T. in the Robert Massey Auditorium, adjacent to the Academic Entrance at UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue.

Match Day is the culmination of a process that begins with graduating medical students attending interviews for residency programs across the country. After the interviews, students select the programs that interest them, and the residency sites select the students they’d like at their institutions. All the data goes to the National Residency Match Program that matches thousands of medical graduates to residency programs across the country. On Match Day, the medical students learn where they will serve their residences, setting them on a path that usually determines their lifelong career and home.

Note to print and television reporters and photo/video editors:
Historically, Match Day proves to be a spine-tingling and tension-filled event for graduating students, their families and the faculty. Interview, photo and video opportunities are plentiful.

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