At precisely noon on Match Day, Friday, March 15, fourth-year medical students at The University of Toledo will join their peers across the country as they simultaneously learn where they will serve their residencies.
About 165 students in the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences will get their news at the 2013 Residency Match Reception at the Pinnacle in Maumee. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the envelope-opening ceremony at noon.
Students spend months interviewing at residency programs across the country, searching for the ideal place to learn their chosen specialties. Students ranked their top institutional choices, and academic medical centers across the country ranked their top student choices. A computer program administered by the National Resident Matching Program then puts the students and residencies together.
Depending on the specialty, residencies can last between three to seven years, and thus has a major impact on the training and lives of the medical students. Residents are licensed physicians who care for patients under the supervision of attending physicians, and represent the physician work force of tomorrow.