On March 16, 2018, after much anticipation, senior medical students at the University of South Alabama gathered at the Convention Center in Mobile to find out this year's Match Day results and the next step in their medical training.
The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or Match Day, is the annual event in which future doctors across the United States and Canada learn where they will be doing their residency training. The graduating medical students across North America simultaneously opened their envelopes with their assigned matches at 11 a.m. CST.
After interviewing with several different residency programs across the country, students rank their top-choice programs in order of preference. Training programs also rank the students who interviewed. The NRMP then uses a mathematical algorithm to designate each applicant into a residency program.
The 73 USA College of Medicine seniors matched in 22 different states, with 61 students matching out-of-state and 7 students matching in the state of Alabama. Twelve of those students matching in Alabama matched at USA Hospitals.
"Match Day is the most important day in a medical student’s career," said Dr. Susan LeDoux, associate dean of medical education and student affairs at USA. "They work so hard to get into the specialty they like, and then once they are in that specialty they continue to work hard throughout their training."
Match Day 2018
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2018 [PDF]
Photos: Official Match Day 2018 photo gallery [Facebook]
News: Match Day 2018 article in the Med School Watercooler
Match Day Results 2009 through 2017
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2017 [PDF]
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2016 [PDF]
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2015 [PDF]
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2014 [PDF]
Results: Match Results for the Class of 2013 [PDF]
Results: Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 [PDF]