News Release

March 17, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Match Day March 19

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Seventy-two student from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Class of 2009 will learn the next step in their career paths Thursday, March 19.

The UConn Health Center’s Match Day ceremony will start promptly at noon in the Massey Auditorium, where each student will receive an envelope that will reveal his or her residency program appointment.

Match Day is an annual tradition at medical schools across the United States, in which students’ choices for their post-doctoral training assignments are matched with the needs of teaching hospitals throughout the country as determined by a national computer database.

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