March 14, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – This Friday (3/18), over 200 senior medical students from The Ohio State University College of Medicine will finally put to rest years of anticipation when they tear open their envelopes to learn where they’ll 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 of the Ohio Union 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 medical students, along with 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’ll go for 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.”
Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu.