Match Day at Penn Medicine
Each year, Perelman School of Medicine students and medical students across the country count down to “Match Day,” which marks one of the most important days in a medical student's career. Match Day is held annually to announce the results of the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP), which places graduating medical students with residency programs throughout the country.
Every year for our Match Day blog series, medical students share their thoughts and perspectives leading up to and after this major stepping stone.
Despite Doubts and Hurdles, Why Medicine is a Calling for Penn Med Student — Philadelphia Inquirer
Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Perelman School of Medicine student Rebekah D. Lucien shares her thoughts about the path she has chosen leading up to Match Day 2016 here at Penn Medicine.
Match Day 2016: A Tale of Two Coasts
After living in Northern California my whole life, I moved to Philadelphia for medical school, eager to expand my horizons. On my second day here, two African American men delivering my new furniture looked at my driver's license, and exclaimed, "Why did you come all the way here?" I told them about the training opportunities I hoped to have at the Perelman School of Medicine and my desire to serve and learn from the diverse Philadelphia community.
Match Day 2016: A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with the Match
As an MD/PhD student at the Perelman School of Medicine for eight years, I've witnessed many years of Match Day anxieties and uncertainties. After my first two years of medical school, I focused on earning my doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and then returned to complete my MD. This took me on a different path than my original class of medical school peers, most of whom "matched" into their residency programs four years ago.
2012 Match Day Stories from Penn Medicine
"Match Day" marks one of the most important days in a medical student's career. Match Day is held annually to announce the results of the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP), which places graduating medical students with residency programs throughout the country. On March 16, 2012, the wait will be over for Perelman School of Medicine students who will open their envelopes revealing the location where they will spend their years of residency training.
2011 Match Day Stories from Penn Medicine
This year, three Penn Medicine students have been sharing their thoughts and perspectives during this exciting week of their lives -- in their own written words, and on video -- via our news blog. Check this site or follow @PennMedicine and the #PennMatch hash tag on Twitter for links to their latest updates!
2010 Match Day Stories from Penn Medicine
On March 18, 2010, 145 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine medical students (80 women and 65 men) found out where they were going for their residencies. About 45 percent of these Penn Medicine students were pursuing careers in primary care areas, including medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and other areas where demand is high nationally, but financial incentives are lacking.
On this site, two Penn Medicine students, David Carrier and Joe Picoraro, shared their first-hand accounts about participating in Match Day over the course of that week. Joe learned he would be staying right here in Philadelphia because he matched with his top choice, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his pediatrics residency. David also matched with his top choice for his residency in family medicine: Lancaster General Hospital.
Above, left: Joe Picoraro shares his Match news with his fiancée and friends. Right: David Carrier receives his match envelope.