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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 03/11/99
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC College of Medicine "Match Day"

Cincinnati—At noon on March 18, UC's graduating medical students along with senior medical students across the country, will learn where they will be doing their residency training. The suspense and sense of expectation will be obvious as 138 medical students await to hear the results. Each student has applied for residency training in his or her programs of choice, and each hopes to "match" with their preferred medical school and teaching hospital.

A medical residency usually lasts from three to five years. Each student ranks their application sites in order of preference, and shortly before "Match Day" their choices are matched to the responses from universities and teaching hospitals. These matches are carefully prepared and waiting in sealed envelopes for the medical students who will learn their fate in room E351 of the Medical Sciences Building, in the UC Medical Center. The sealed envelopes will be randomly drawn by assistant dean of the UC College of Medicine Dorothy Air, PhD, and Richard Drake, PhD, UC professor of anatomy and cell biology. Each student opens his or her own envelope to reveal the name of their hospital match site.

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