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March 17: Match Day for Northwestern medical students

Part of a major milestone of medical school, graduating students learn their residency match

CHICAGO --- The Match Day drama for graduating medical students from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine begins at 10:15 a.m. (CT) Friday, March 17. At this annual event, Northwestern students receive the envelopes that reveal where they will train as residents for the next three to seven years.

A few notes about the event:

  • Visual and compelling story to cover for local broadcasts (View a video from last year’s Match Day Celebration)
  • Event is private, but members of the media are invited to capture the excitement
  • Feinberg will be livestreaming the event. Email Kristin Samuelson to request a link:
  • See 150 medical students rip open envelops at 11 a.m.
  • Capture emotional sound from the students as they learn their residency assignments
  • Media MUST RSVP to attend. Email Kristin
  • A media sign-in desk will be positioned near the north entrance (Superior Street side) of the building

Match Day is held annually at 157 medical schools around the country to announce the results of the National Residents Matching Program. It’s when fourth-year medical students gather to find out the location of their residency training.

WHAT: Match Day Celebration for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

WHEN: Doors open 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2022; 11 a.m. Match results revealed

WHERE: Potocsnak Family Atrium (first floor), Simpson and Querrey Biomedical Research Center, 303 E. Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611

“Match Day is not just a ‘day;’ it’s a culmination of years of hard work and dedication for medical students nationally,” said Dr. Marianne Green, vice dean for education and chair of medical education at Feinberg. “It marks the beginning of the next chapter in the lives of these students as they become physicians. Those of us who are lucky enough to work with this talented generation of students are looking forward to the changes they will make in health care.”

Below is a full schedule of events:

10:15 a.m.: Event begins
10:40 a.m.: Welcome remarks
10:43 a.m.: All attendees get champagne for toast
10:48 a.m.: Toast
10:50 a.m.: Instructions and students line up for envelopes
10:58 a.m.: Start countdown
11:00 a.m.: Envelopes opened
12:00 p.m.: Event ends