Medical Students and Their Residencies: ‘Match Day’ to Take Place at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
WHAT: Match Day is an annual event at which fourth-year students at the Pitt School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year. This year, some students who are out of the country will be getting their matches via a live webcast set up by the university.
WHO: Fourth-year-students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
WHEN: Noon, Friday, March 16, 2012
WHERE: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Scaife Hall, Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15261
WHY: Most medical students in the United States, like those at Pitt’s School of Medicine, receive their residency assignments through a national computer system operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The process matches graduating medical students with residency programs across the country. During the past few years, more than 80 percent of Pitt medical students have received one of their top three choices.
Residency assignments will be presented to the class of 2011 by Arthur S. Levine, M.D., dean; Joan Harvey, M.D., associate dean for student affairs; Chenits Pettigrew, Ph.D., assistant dean for student affairs and diversity programs; and Steven Kanter, M.D., vice-dean, all of the Pitt School of Medicine.
Media interested in covering this event should contact Jennifer C. Yates at 412-647-9966 or YatesJC@upmc.edu.