Medical students to learn residency placements March 21

March 19, 2014 | Events, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Aimee Portala

On Friday, March 21, 175 fourth-year medical students at The University of Toledo will join their peers across the country as they learn where they will serve their residencies.

The Residency Match Reception for the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences will take place in Stranahan Theater’s Great Hall with match envelopes opened simultaneously at noon.

Students spend months interviewing at residency programs across the country to find institutions that will best help them perfect their specialties. The students then rank their top choices, and academic and community-based medical centers nationwide rank their top student choices. A computer algorithm administered by the National Resident Matching Program then puts the students and residency programs together.

Residencies last three to seven years, depending on the specialty, and have a great impact on the training of medical students. Residents are licensed physicians who care for patients under the supervision of attending physicians and represent the medical work force of the future.

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