Match Day

Medical students celebrate after learning where they matched.

On March 17, 2017, 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 70 USA College of Medicine seniors matched in 22 different states, with 48 students matching out-of-state and 22 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."

Results: Match Results for the Class of 2017 [PDF]

Photos: Official Match Day 2017 photo gallery [Facebook]

Video clip: Match Day 2017 

Facebook: Match Day USA College of Medicine Page

News: Match Day 2017 article in the Med School Watercooler

News: Match Day 2017 article on AL.com with photos

News: Match Day 2017 story by Fox10 News


Previous Match Day Ceremonies

Match Day 2016

Results: Match Results for the Class of 2016 [PDF]
Photos: Official Match Day 2016 photo gallery [Flickr]
Video: Official Match Day 2016 video
Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine photos
News: Match Day 2016 article in the Med School Watercooler
News: Match Day 2016 article on AL.com with photos
News: Match Day 2016 article in The Vanguard
News: Match Day 2016 story by Fox10 News
News: Match Day 2016 story by Local 15

Match Day 2015

Results: Match Results for the Class of 2015 [PDF]
Photos: Official Match Day 2015 photo gallery [Flickr]
Video: Official Match Day 2015 video
Facebook: University of South Alabama College of Medicine photos
News: Match Day 2015 article in the Med School Watercooler
News: Match Day 2015 article on AL.com with photos
News: Match Day 2015 story by Fox 10 News

Match Days 2009 through 2014

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]