ABOUT Match day

It's the day graduating medical students nationwide learn where they will be serving their residency training.

For students participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or The Match, it is the culmination of a year’s work to secure a Match. During the first half of their senior year, medical students apply for positions at residency programs of their choosing. In February, after they have visited program sites and been interviewed by program directors, the students enter their choices into a computer, in order of preference. At the same time, residency program directors nationwide enter similar rank order lists for the students they have interviewed.

Lists from each group are sent to the NRMP headquarters in Washington, DC, where a computer matches students and residency programs. The Match is programmed to give students their highest choice possible. Results are released simultaneously throughout the nation.

Match Day 2018 Student Features


First class of MCW-Green Bay students reflect on past three years

Graduating students Andre Theurkauf, Martha Grace Courtright and Allison Meyer each have goals to serve the kind of community they come from and have learned in. 

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No place like home

Graduating MCW medical student Hector Lopez grew up in the Milwaukee area and will continue his journey in medicine there. 

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Page Updated 03/26/2018