Match Day Ceremony Will Reveal Fate of Loyola Medical Students

News Archive March 16, 2011

Match Day Ceremony Will Reveal Fate of Loyola Medical Students

Emotional day of screams, kisses, hugs, joy and tears in store as graduates learn where they will serve their residencies
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Match Day is the most anticipated day of the year for graduating students at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine as they learn where they will do their residencies for the next several years. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 17, in the second-floor Atrium, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Ill. Students will begin congregating for a light breakfast at 10 a.m.; speeches take place at 10:45 a.m. followed by the distribution of sealed envelopes containing their educational destinations at 11 a.m. With the nervous suspense of the Oscars, students will be randomly called, one-by-one, to the front of the room, and receive their sealed envelopes with the names of hospitals that have picked them. Some students will be elated to get their top choices. Others will be devastated. There will be plenty of screams, kisses, hugs, joyful shouts and tears from the students and their families and loved ones.
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The school, which provides instruction to 520 medical students, has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help students meet the challenges of 21st century health care. An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 students compete each year for 130 openings in the Stritch medical school's first-year class. In addition to the more than 500 students, Loyola's medical educational programs provide instruction and training to an estimated 400 residents and 100 fellows.
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