USF senior medical students to advance to residencies

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Class of 2018 will celebrate National Match Day beginning at Noon this Friday, March 16, at Ulele. 

Students, family members, friends and others who cannot attend the event in person can watch the celebration on USF Health’s Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/usfhealth/

This year, 158 USF senior medical students in Tampa, FL, and Allentown, PA — along with thousands of their peers at medical schools across the country – are participating in the Match to learn where they will spend their residencies after graduation.   Residency is the time when licensed medical graduates receive specialized postgraduate training in their chosen medical fields.

In the months leading up to Match Day students apply and interview for residency slots with institutions across the country.  Beginning Noon EST this Friday, U.S. medical students will open sealed envelopes to find out which school among their several selections accepted them and where they will train over the next three to seven years. Match Day is an exciting, life-changing event for these future doctors.

Most of the 47 USF SELECT MD senior students will attend the Tampa celebration at Ulele, but some will participate in a Match Day event on the Lehigh Valley campus in Allentown, PA, where they conducted their clinical training the past two years. The USF Match Day theme is based on Game of Thrones, a perfect fit for soon-to-be physicians who are trained to always be prepared.

This year’s Main Residency Match by the National Resident Matching Program is expected to be the largest in history.