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Match Day: UT medical students to open envelopes revealing their future March 17

The highly anticipated, dramatic moment when thousands of graduating medical students across the country tear open envelopes that contain their future is noon Friday, March 17.

Fourth-year medical students at The University of Toledo will be at Stranahan Theater’s Great Hall to experience the annual Match Day ritual to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in their chosen specialty, from anesthesiology to general surgery to pediatrics.

The 2017 Residency Match Reception begins at 11 a.m. with the envelope-opening ceremony precisely at noon. The event is invitation-only because space is limited.

A computer algorithm administered by the National Resident Matching Program “matches” students and residency programs together.

Students spend months interviewing at hospitals and universities across the nation to find the ideal institutions that will best help them perfect their chosen specialties.  The students then rank their top choices, and academic and community-based medical centers nationwide rank their top student choices.

Residents are licensed physicians who care for patients under the supervision of attending physicians and represent the medical workforce of tomorrow.

is a Media Relations Specialist. Contact her at 419.530.2077 or christine.billau@utoledo.edu.
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