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EVMS celebrates Match Day 2014

Story Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:15:00 EDT

Aspiring physicians throughout the U.S. — including 120 from EVMS — learned Friday where they will spend the next three to seven years training in their medical specialty.

In all, more than 25,000 applicants learned they had earned residency positions during the annual Match Day. EVMS students maintained their unique tradition of dressing in costumes to celebrate one of the most significant days in the course of their career.

Fourth-year medical students across the nation apply to residency positions in their chosen specialty — such as family medicine or surgery — and rank the programs according to those they would prefer to join. The programs, in turn, rank the students they feel will make the best fit. Nearly all applicants learned the results of that ranking process, which is run by the National Resident Match Program, at the same time on Friday.

See where EVMS students matched for residency.

See photos from EVMS' Match Day festivities.