On Match Day Loyola Medical Students Learn What's in Store for the Future

News Archive March 08, 2012

On Match Day Loyola Medical Students Learn What's in Store for the Future

Emotions Abound as Stritch Students Learn Where They Will Serve in Residency
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 and take their next step in their medical careers.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 16, in the second-floor atrium of the Stritch School of Medicine on the Maywood campus, 2160 S. First Ave. Students will gather for a breakfast at 10 a.m. Speeches will start at 10:35 a.m. and faculty awards will be announced. The faculty award recipients will hood the students’ gowns on their graduation day.

The excitement climaxes at 11 a.m. when sealed envelopes containing the students’ educational destinations are handed out. With the nervous suspense of the Oscars, students will be directed to five tables on which will be placed the sealed envelopes, sorted alphabetically by name. Inside will be the names of the medical institutions that will become their “home away from home” for the next several years. Some students will be elated to get their top choices. Others will be disappointed. There will be plenty of screams, kisses, hugs, joyful shouts and tears from the students, their families and loved ones.

SSOM is a closed campus. Media interested in attending the event are asked to call (708) 417-5100 or email epolsley@lumc.edu in Loyola University Health System’s Media Relations Division.

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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