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.

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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

Renee BetancourtDanielle BrownKatie Baratz Dalke

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!

View biographies of this year's student bloggers, Renee Betancourt, Danielle Brown, and Katie Baratz Dalke.

2010 Match Day Stories from Penn Medicine

Joe Picoraro shares his match day news with his fiancée and friends. 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. David Carrier receives his residency match envelope

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.