Students at the UC San Diego School of Medicine will participate in Match Day Friday to find out where they will spend their next three to seven years in residency.
During Match Day, medical students around the country simultaneously open envelopes to determine their residency location. According to UCSD, fourth- year medical students spend months preparing for Match Day by completing applications and interviews and visiting myriad hospitals and medical facilities around the country.
The students are matched with a residency location via computer algorithm, which also takes the location’s list of preferred students into account.
“There are students who have gone through medical school with newborn babies, others whose spouses were deployed overseas,” said Dr. Carolyn Kelly, a professor of medicine at UCSD. “It is an honor and true delight to watch the students find their match and celebrate with their classmates, families and all of us within the medical field who have watched them grow as individuals and the next generation of doctors.”
A total of 117 School of Medicine graduates, including former soccer player and two-time Olympian Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke, will find out their matches Friday at 8 a.m.
–City News Service
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