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Media Advisory: Match Day at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Fri., March 16

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2018) – This year, fourth-year medical students at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences will participate in a Match Day ceremony on Friday, March 16.

GW medical students, as well as thousands of graduating medical students across the country, will simultaneously receive and open letters at noon, revealing where they will begin their careers as doctors and spend the next several years of their residency training.

Students will read letters from the National Resident Matching Program, a private, not-for-profit organization, which uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with those of program directors in order to produce the best possible outcome for filling training positions available at teaching hospitals in the U.S. This week, students will experience what many consider the most pivotal moment of their medical education.

WHAT: The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Match Day Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Letters will be opened at noon

WHERE: Ross Hall, Room 101, 2300 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

MEDIA: Please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121 to attend the event

Additional Resources:

  • Video and photos of GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Match Day will be available post-event on request.
  • Follow along on social media with #GWMatch and @GWSMHS. A Facebook Live event will begin at 11:45 a.m. at facebook.com/GWSMHS.