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Feinberg School Grads Will Meet Their Matches

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March 15, 2005

The Feinberg School of Medicine class of 2005 will learn March 17 where they will be doing their residency training.

Match Day 2005 for 193 graduating medical students will be held at Joey Buona’s Restaurant, near the Chicago campus.

Thirty-five of these students have already received their match results through “early match” or “military matches.”

The specialties of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, urology and neurology have a match that takes place in January so that if a student is not matched for a particular program -- for example, in neurosurgery -- there is still time to try to match in another area in March.

The Army, Navy and Air Force operate scholarship programs that fund virtually all of a student’s four-year M.D. degree program in exchange for a commitment to serve an equal number of years in that armed service. The services operate residency programs in most specialties and try to make their matches by early December.

Match Day is held annually to announce the results of the National Residents Matching Program. This computer-based program matches graduating medical students with residency programs throughout the country.