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March 14, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 200 senior medical students from The Ohio State University College of Medicine will gather in the Ohio Union at noon on Friday, March 16 for Match Day, ending the long-awaited anticipation and tearing open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next phase of their medical careers.

Reporters are invited to attend the event, which is happening in the Ohio Union ballroom, 1739 North High Street. Media parking is available in the Ohio Union South Garage. Students, families, friends and instructors will gather at 11:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony. Promptly at noon, students here and at medical schools across the United States will simultaneously tear open the envelopes and learn the location of their residency.

National Residency Match Day is the traditional day that thousands of senior medical students across the country learn where they will go to receive specialty training in their chosen field. During their senior year, medical students interview for positions in residency programs at hospitals of their choosing. The students and hospitals then rank each other in order of preference. A computer program then chooses their final destination. This year, approximately 31,000 students are vying for 24,000 residency positions in the U.S.

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Contact: Gretchen Sauer, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Gretchen.Sauer@osumc.edu