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2023 Match Day

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2024 Match Day Celebration

On Friday, March 15, 2024, we celebrated our students' 2024 residency matches with a fun and festive reception at the M&T Bank Exchange at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. The event included remarks from UMSOM Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, faculty leaders, and 2024 Class President Darby Moore, as well as a class slideshow and video. Match results envelopes were distributed to all students at noon, and everyone opened their envelopes at the same time to experience the excitement together!

We are grateful to our presenting sponsors for this event, Whiting-Turner and the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, as well as our event sponsor, Southern Management Companies.

Watch highlights from the event here.

Read about the event here.

Match Day Facts

  • In the annual event known as "Match Day," graduating medical students around the country and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discover where they will begin their careers as doctors.
  • During the emotionally charged, suspense-filled event, students are handed an envelope revealing which residency program has accepted them.
  • The ritual takes place at the same time on the same day for all graduating U.S. medical students.
  • At the same moment, the students learn the location for the next phase of their training.
  • The annual "Match" is conducted by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) - a computerized system that matches the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs at U.S. teaching hospitals.
  • The NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education throughout the United States.
  • Each year approximately 16,000 U.S. medical school seniors compete for residency positions in the United States.
  • Up until 2014, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, "Match" was held in historic Davidge Hall - the oldest medical school building in continuous use in the United States. It is now held at a large venue in Baltimore so that families and friends can join the celebration.
  • More than 50 percent of Maryland's practicing physicians and other health care professionals are School of Medicine graduates.