Match Day Ceremony Will Reveal Fate Of Loyola Medical Students

News Archive March 18, 2009

Match Day Ceremony Will Reveal Fate Of Loyola Medical Students

Emotional day as graduates learn where they will serve their residencies
Match Day is the most anticipated day of the year for graduating medical students at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine as they learn where they will do their residencies for the next several years. 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. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 19, 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.
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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