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Marianne Lopez celebrates Match Day with 90 of her fellow fourth-year medical students at MU.


Match Day Maps Future for MU Medical Students


Mass announcement of residency placement triggers tears and cheers

While it took only minutes to receive the news, the moment was not one fourth-year medical students at the University of Missouri will quickly forget. March 17, 2011, was Match Day for 91 medical students at MU and for thousands of medical students nationwide. The annual event informs medical students where they will spend the next three to seven years continuing their education as resident physicians.

At 11 a.m. in the school's gallery, students simultaneously ripped open sealed envelopes and shared their news with family members and friends. Thirty-two percent of the MU students learned they will stay on campus to complete residencies. In all, 41 percent of this year's class will stay in Missouri to complete residencies.

Of those students in the MU Class of 2011, 43 percent chose residency training in primary care. Primary care fields include internal medicine, pediatrics and family practice.

The National Resident Matching Program conducts an annual match process designed to optimize the choices of medical students and residency program directors. Students rank their residency program choices in order of preference, and program directors rank students. The data is put into a computer, and the best match for both is made. In the third week of March, results of the matches are announced. More than 30,000 medical school graduates compete for approximately 24,000 residency positions each year.





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