Match Day is one of the most important events in the medical student experience. On the third Friday of March each year, fourth-year medical students learn where they will complete their next stage of medical training. Match Day ceremonies are an exciting affair at many U.S. medical schools, during which students typically open envelopes that contain their official National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) placement results. By participating in a national matching plan, applicants contractually agree to attend the residency, internship or fellowship programs to which they match.
Below are answers to common questions from family and friends about the matching process.