Match Day 2014
On March 21, 2014, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine
learned where they will begin their careers as doctors in the annual Match Day
event. Every year graduating medical students across the country simultaneously
open envelopes to learn where they “matched” and will spend the next three to
seven years of residency training. It’s a tradition that is followed only by
medical schools and has occurred for 62 years.
This year, 115 Wake Forest medical students, 66 men and 49
women, matched in 20 specialties. Thirty-seven students (32 percent of the
graduating class of 2014) will stay in North Carolina, and 19 (16.5 percent)
will be at Wake Forest for their first year.
See who's going where. [PDF]
The medical students at Wake Forest were among the more than
17,000 United States allopathic medical school seniors and 16,000 other
applicants who sought residency positions through the national residency
program this year, according to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a
uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in
the United States.
Here’s a look at Wake Forest’s Match Day 2014 celebration: