(PHILADELPHIA) – Anxious University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine medical students
will gather on Match Day with fellow classmates, spouses, and
children to learn where they have been accepted for their residency program, the next step in their medical education.
This is a culmination of a process that began in the fall through
the National Residency Matching
Program, which helps pair graduating
medical students with the hospital or medical center of their choice. At
the ceremony, the 158 graduating (May) medical students will be
called individually and handed an envelope with their results.
University of Pennsylvania School
Dunlop Auditorium - Stemmler Hall [map]
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Across the courtyard from the Rhoads
Pavilion at HUP [map]
March 15, 2007
Opening remarks by Jon B. Morris,
MD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S. News
& World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented
medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students,
the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior
education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists
and leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals,
all of which have received numerous national patient-care honors [Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's
first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center]; a faculty practice
plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite
facilities; and home care and hospice.