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Match Day: The envelope, please ...

The envelope, please…

Chee Vang (in glasses)
congratulates classmate Hsiang-Jer
Tseng on his match. Tseng matched
to a radiology residency at Emory
University, while Vang matched to
a family medicine residency at the
University of Minnesota. (Photo: Jim Bovin)

On March 16, 213 graduating University of Minnesota Medical School students each opened a small envelope containing big news: the site of their residencies.

Here are some highlights of this year’s Match Day, a national rite of passage that happens at the same time at medical schools across the country:

  • 97 graduating University of Minnesota Medical School students matched to 12 locations across the state.

  • 41 students will stay at the University of Minnesota for their residencies.

  • 38 students matched in family medicine and another 36 matched in internal medicine.

  • 22 students — about 10 percent of the graduating class — will complete residencies in emergency medicine.

Residency distribution across the United States (Source: University of Minnesota Medical School)

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