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Communications Specialist I
Telephone: 412-578-9193
Manager, Science Writing
Telephone: 412-647-9966

Med Students Match: Future Doctors to Learn Residency Locations on Match Day

WHAT: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduates will tear open envelopes in unison and learn where they will spend the next three to seven years. Match Day occurs on the same day across the nation, so thousands of other medical students will discover their future at the same time.

WHY: Most medical students in the United States, like those at Pitt’s School of Medicine, receive their residency assignments through the National Resident Matching Program, a private, not-for-profit corporation that 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.


• 146 graduating Pitt medical students and their families and friends
• Pitt School of Medicine faculty and staff

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2018

• 11:40 a.m. – Speech from Joan Harvey, M.D., associate dean for student affairs
• 12 p.m. – Envelope opening

WHERE: Petersen Events Center, Lobby, 3719 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, 15261.

Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at 412-578-9193 or

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