It’s called “Match Day.” For many of us, it sounds inconsequential, maybe even trivial, like “Sadie Hawkins Day.” Trust us when we tell you that, for graduating medical students, the third Friday in March is one of the most consequential days of their lives. It’s the day on which most—though not all—will discover where they are going to spend their residency years.
It’s a rite of passage celebrated annually in medical schools throughout the country. Roughly 42,000 registered applicants from the class of 2016 were in competition for just under 31,000 positions, according to the National Resident Matching Program®. Obviously, some went away disappointed.
(Glenn Eiger, MD, right)
It’s possible for residency programs to be disappointed, too. They might not always get the candidates they want. For Einstein’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, though, it was a very happy day indeed.Read More