News Release
  March 15, 2013

CONTACT:

Jessica Mikulski

215-349-8369
jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu

Perelman School of Medicine


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Perelman School of Medicine Students Celebrate Match Day

Graduating Medical Students Learn Their Future Residency Placements in Emotion-filled Event

PHILADELPHIA — At the stroke of noon on March 15th, 161 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania students (77 women and 84 men) will gather in an emotion-filled ceremony to open their “residency placement” envelopes and learn where they will spend the next few years receiving their advanced medical training.

Known as “Match Day,” the annual ceremony is the culmination of a process that began in the fall through the National Residency Matching Program, which helps pair graduating medical students across the country with the hospital or medical center of their choice.

This year, two of Penn’s medical students, who also happened to be married, are sharing their thoughts and perspectives during this exciting week of their lives via a special Match Day blog and live tweets throughout the day. Family, friends, and news media can follow the excitement via the blog and by using the #PennMatch hashtag on Twitter.

WHERE:

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dunlop Auditorium - Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Across the courtyard from the Rhoads Pavilion at HUP

WHEN:

March 15, 2013
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

WHO:

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Gail Morrison, MD, senior vice dean for Education and director of the Office of Academic Programs, Perelman School of Medicine
Jon Morris, MD, associate dean for Student Affairs, Perelman School of Medicine

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.