- By Matthew Brenden
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students to participate in national ‘Match Day’
ROCHESTER, Minn. — On Friday, March 15, fourth-year medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will take part in the National Resident Matching Program, often referred to as “The Match” or “Match Day.”
Forty-three medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will participate in residency match this year. Fredric Meyer, M.D., dean and Alexandra Wolanskyj-Spinner, M.D., senior associate dean for student affairs as well as families and friends of students will attend the event.
On Match Day, March 15, thousands of graduating medical students around the world will learn the specialty and location of the residency program where they will train for the next three to seven years through the National Resident Matching Program. For medical students, matching to a residency program is a rite of passage — an important next step in their journey to becoming physicians.
In coordination with the National Resident Matching Program, medical schools around the country keep student match results confidential until the celebratory match reveal on March 15 at noon CDT.
Rochester Match Day events will be held at Mayo Clinic, 100 Second St. SW, in Phillips Hall on the first floor of the Siebens Building.
The Match Day schedule on March 15 is:
10:45 a.m. CDT: Four medical students and Dr. Wolanskyj-Spinner will be available for media interviews.
11 a.m. CDT: The student reception with family and friends will begin.
11:30 a.m. CDT: The Match Day program will begin.
11:35 a.m. CDT: Virtual welcome to the first ever MCASOM students Matching in Florida
Noon CDT: The Match Day envelope opening will reveal residency locations for students.
Members of the media should arrive by 10:40 a.m. CDT and report to the foyer of Phillips Hall on the first floor of the Siebens Building. They will be met by representatives from Mayo Clinic Public Affairs.
Members of the media should note that key changes made to the 2018 National Resident Matching Program guidelines prohibit inquiries about student ranking and placement. Due to these changes, students cannot be asked if they received their top choice or one of their top three choices.
RSVP to Matthew Brenden, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, at 507-284-5005 by March 15 at 9 a.m. CDT.
About Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is a national medical school with four-year medical degree programs in Rochester and Arizona. The school also offers a two-plus-two program option, enabling students to complete their first two years of medical studies in Arizona or Minnesota, and their final two years of learning in Florida. For more information, visit Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. Learn more about Mayo Clinic. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network.
- Matthew Brenden, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, firstname.lastname@example.org