Medical Students Learn Residency Locations at Match Day

Medical students at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have met their match.

Friday, March 18, marked Match Day, the day when medical school graduates around the world learned where they’ll be doing their residencies. The UI event kicked off at 10:30 a.m. in the MERF Atrium with students’ friends and families, and match envelopes were distributed at 11:00 a.m. Matches are posted on the Match Week webpage.

Click here to watch the highlights from Match Day 2016.

About Match Day

Students create a field of hospitals and centers where they’d like to work, interview at many of them and then rank them in order of preference, according to the National Residency Matching Program.

Directors of residency programs at institutions around the globe create a similar list—theirs ranking the candidates according to the program’s preference. The lists of both the candidates and the programs are entered into a computer, and an algorithm creates a “match,” putting candidates with programs.

Story Source: Jennifer Brown, UI Carver College of Medicine, 200 College of Medicine Administration Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Media Contact: Jennifer Brown, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications,

Tuesday, March 15, 2016