In an annual tradition shared at medical schools nationwide, graduating University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students gathered March 17 in DuVal Auditorium to learn at 10 a.m. where they had “matched” in the National Residency Matching Program® for residency training as physicians after convocation later this spring.
Large, gold inflated letters and numbers spelled out “MATCH DAY 2017” at the foot of the stage, with a pot of gold on either side—highlighting the fact that it was St. Patrick's Day.
Of the nearly 100 students—99 to be exact—in the Class of 2017, 47 matched into primary care programs, including 19 in internal medicine, and 29 will complete their residencies in Arizona—14 in Tucson, 14 in Phoenix and one in Yuma.
As is customary, students and faculty poked fun at each other in jest via speeches and slideshows. Several mock magazine covers at the auditorium’s entrance added to the amusement. Examples included a Cosmopolitan cover story on “Desperate Med Wives,” a Men’s Health story on “Build Your Body (of medical knowledge),” and a Lifestyle story on “Beauty, Brains & Maternal Instincts!”
Click here [PDF] for the UPDATED list of where our medical students will go, according to The Match® 2017.
You can also see more pictures of the Tucson event in a photo gallery here [PDF]—(please note, it’s 24 pages and 8MB).
And archived video of the proceedings can be found at the Webcast.AHSC site here.
Congratulations students. We welcome those that matched into programs at the University of Arizona and our primary clinical partner, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.
We’re particularly pleased to welcome those coming into the UA College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Programs for Tucson and South Campus as well as the Dermatology Residency Program.
All three are administered through the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department within the college with 14 divisions, over 200 faculty physicians, 130 residents in internal medicine training, and 70 fellows in advanced training in all our subspecialties from cardiology to rheumatology.
See you for orientation in late June. First day of work July 1!
"‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students" | Posted March 20, 2017
"Med Students Find 'Match Day' Hard to Match" | UANews, Posted March 20, 2017
“Primary Care Wins the Largest Share of Students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016” | Posted March 22, 2016
“Internal Medicine First Choice for Match Day Surprises” | Posted March 21, 2016
“Match Day 2016” | Posted March 17, 2016