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March 17, 2015

Media Contact: Sherri Kirk
Wexner Medical Center Media Relations
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March 17, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY



OHIO STATE MEDICAL STUDENTS READY TO MEET THEIR MATCH AND CELEBRATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This Friday (3/20), 240 senior medical students from The Ohio State University College of Medicine will finally end years of anticipation when they tear open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next phase of their medical careers. 

This year’s National Residency Match Day will begin promptly at noon in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union, located at 1739 N. High St. Students, families, friends and instructors will gather at 11:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony. 

Reporters and videographers are invited to cover the event, which will occur precisely at noon, as Ohio State students and those from medical schools across the U.S. will simultaneously open up their envelopes revealing the location of their residency training. Media parking is available in the Ohio Union South Garage.

National Residency Match Day is the traditional day senior medical students across the country learn where they will go to receive specialty training in their chosen field. Throughout their senior year, medical students have interviewed for positions in residency programs at hospitals of their choosing. The students and hospitals rank each other in order of preference with a computer choosing the final “matches.” 

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