WHAT: Match Day is an annual event at which graduating students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year.
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.
Residency assignments will be presented to the class of 2015 by Joan Harvey, M.D., associate dean for student affairs and other faculty members of the Pitt School of Medicine.
For additional information about this event, watch UPMC’s “Meet Your Match” video from the Pitt’s 2014 Match Day celebration.
WHO: 148 fourth-year Pitt medical students
WHEN: 12 p.m., Friday, March 20
WHERE: Pitt School of Medicine, Scaife Hall, Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15261
Note to Media: To cover the event, contact Amy Charley at 412-586-9778 or CharleyA@upmc.edu.