Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Medical Student Ceremonies/Events

Match Day

Match Day is the culmination of four years of medical school, when students are matched to a hospital where they will receive their residency training in their desired specialty.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) serves as a venue for matching the program preferences of students with those of residency program directors. The NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education.

On Match Day, the names are drawn at random. Each student trades a dollar for their Match Day letter and the money pot serves as a consolation prize for the very last student to be "matched."  In addition, each student contributes a dollar to the IvaDean Scholarship Fund.

The 2018 Match Day celebration was held on Friday, March 16. Students gathered in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351 to open their envelopes, while friends and family watched the live stream in Kresge Auditorium.

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View photos from 2018's Match day in our image gallery below.

A group of smiling match day participants A group of smiling match day participants Two people pose for a picture Two women make a heart with their hands over the place their pins are on a map of the U.S. A woman places a pin onto a map of the U.S. A woman places a pin on Arizona in a map of the U.S. A man announces with a microphone while pointing his finger into the air A group of women excitedly read one woman's match result A woman and the two children with her are very happy about her match results A group of women are excited to read one woman's match results A woman reads her match results next to a toddler and child Two women read off of a piece of paper A woman talks into a microphone happily while holding an envelope A woman reads her match results A man yells into a microphone while people watch A man holds a toddler and his envelope while a woman next to him holds a baby Two people hug happily People look at a man talking into a microphone Two women are excited to open an envelope A man and woman are happy about match results A man is excited to open his letter A woman and man are happy about her match results A woman and man go to each other to talk A woman opens her match day envelope Two people eagerly look at a piece of paper A woman walks down an aisle of stairs A man has his arms raised in celebration A man and woman hug A man talks into a microphone A man celebrates his match results Two people eagerly looking at a piece of paper A man smiles before opening his envelope Two people yelling into microphones Two women are happy about the match results Two women looking at match results Two people eagerly looking at a piece of paper A woman holds up her match results while a man looks at her Three people celebrate match results A man and woman hug A woman smiles while holding a microphone Two people hug while the person next to them laughs happily A man and woman hug Two women are happy about the match results A man holding a microphone for a woman speaking Two people speak into a microphone Two people hug happily A man talks into a microphone A man and woman look into the crowd A man happily speaks into a microphone while the woman next to him is celebrating A woman eagerly reads her match results A woman happily reads her match results A woman triumphantly holds up her match paper Two people eagerly look at a piece of paper A wioman is happy about the results of match day and a man raises his finger in the air A woman reads her match results Two people looking at each other happily A man dances in celebration A man happily reads his match results A man celebrates after reading his match results A woman reads her match results A woman talks into a microphone happily while holding a piece of paper Two women smile after opening an envelope Three women are really excited People smile in excitement about opening an envelope Two people put pins in a map of the United States Two people look at each other before one of them reads off a paper Two people are happy to see their match results People clap while a man looks at his paper A man is excited to open his letter and the woman next to him claps A man behind a red table reads off of a paper and the woman next to him looks up A man and woman read off the papers inside their envelopes A woman speaks into a microphone while the man next to her looks at the paper in her hands A woman with an envelope talks happily into a microphone Two people open their envelopes Two people hug after reading their letters while a woman claps behind them A man and woman walk towards each other to hug A woman and man hug and talk excitedly A man holds up his arms in celebration A woman smiles while talking into a microphone and holding an envelope Two people hug behind a red table Two people hold envelopes while one talks into a microphone Two people smile at each other while one holds a piece of paper and a microphone Two people hug in celebration Two people are really excited to open an envelope and one is holding a microphone Two women celebrate after hearing what the person reading a paper says A woman holding her hands up while the man next to her talks into a microphone Two women looking at a man reading off a piece of paper Two women grasping arms and looking at each other A man holding a microphone for a woman speaking A man yells excitedly about his match results Two people hugging, with one person holding the other up in the air A man holding up a piece of paper and talking into a microphone Two people hug happily A woman is overwhelmed by her match results Two people look at a piece of paper A woman is reading her results A man is nervous about his results Man talks into a microphone Man looking at a piece of paper that a woman is holding Two people eagerly looking at a piece of paper A man announces something into a microphone Woman happily speaking into the microphone Woman announces results while a man in the background holds fingers up Two people hug happily Man holding a hand up into the air Man pointing into the sky Woman happily speaking into the microphone Woman holding up a microphone so results can be announced Man walking down an aisle while high fiving Woman reading the paper into a microphone Man looking at his results while two other people watch Man holding up an opened envelope and the paper inside Man reading from a paper Woman and man looking at paper Woman talking into a microphone Woman being given a microphone Woman smiling while opening her envelope Two people look at a piece of paper while one also holds a baby A woman speaks into a microphone People smiling and walking down an aisle A man excitedly talks into a crowd People hugging A man and woman read off the paper inside one of their envelopes Man holding up his paper Man and woman hugging Man happily running down stairs Man opening his match day envelope A man hugging a woman and kissing her forehead A woman happily exclaiming into a microphone Man smiling while holding a microphone Two people eagerly looking at a piece of paper Man with baby holding out a microphone Man walking down an aisle A man and baby going up to a red table Man carrying a baby down an aisle while people clap Man holding both arms straight out at his sides Woman reading a piece of paper Two people highfiving Woman smiling while holding paper Woman looking back while holding a microphone Woman talking to the crowd while reading her letter People walking down stairs with smiles on their faces A woman and man walking down stairs Woman revealing the letter Two people hug happily Man reading a letter Man walking down an aisle while high fiving Man talking into a microphone while holding an envelope Two people looking at envelopes Two people kissing People running down the aisle and giving high fives Man raising his fist for a fist bump Man and woman talking happily People hugging Woman exclaiming while reading her letter Woman opening her letter Man reading his letter Man running down the aisle with a smile on his face Woman being hugged after opening a letter Woman happily speaking into the microphone Woman raising her fists Man talking into a microphone Man excitedly running down the stairs Man reading an envelope Man reaching into a box Man speaking into a crowd Man in a red tie talking into a microphone Man placing his hand on a red box Crowd cheering People behind a table and set of computers Crowd watching people talk Woman announcing into the crowd Two people watching two other people from behind a table Two people standing behind a table Woman holding microphone People clapping a man announces something into a microphone men with an arm over the other's shoulder People clapping and laughing Woman and man standing in front of a black box with question marks on it People clapping and laughing Group of people smiling and posing Five guys smiling A group of people posing for a photo Two people highfiving a man reaching out for a high five People smiling for a photo and posing together Two people posing People smiling for a photo and posing together Two people hug happily People talking happily Three women posing together People talking excitedly to their fellow match day participents People smiling for a photo and posing together A woman smiling at the people in front of her People talking over a red table People at rows of tables smiling Three people smiling A group of people posing for a photo Two smiling women Group of people on match day Group of people Group of people Group of people yelling  and being happy Man excitedly reading his letter Man dabbing while people clap Man yelling in happiness People yelling in joy People yelling in joy People who are excited to read a letter Happy people with a piece of paper crying Excited people with a piece of paper Two women laughing happily A woman and man raising their arm in celebration A woman is shocked by her results Happy people with a piece of paper crying A woman and man are surprised by the results inside the envelope Excited man with his arms in the air Happy woman raising her arms in the air Group of people posing happily Two people putting a pin on a map Man carrying a baby and a microphone Happy people with a piece of paper Group of people smiling Happy man yelling with fists raised Happy man raising his finger in the air Happy people with a piece of paper Happy people with a piece of paper Happy people with a piece of paper Group of people posing Happy people with a piece of paper Happy people with a piece of paper Four people looking at paper Man reaching into a box