March 13, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 17: At Wayne State’s annual Match Day bash, post-graduation residency placement revealed for 300 medical students

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
The Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2017 medical students will learn the site of their upcoming residency training at the jubilant annual Match Day ceremony. The event mirrors national Match Day events scheduled on the same day throughout the country, and follows the protocol of the National Resident Matching Program, a private non-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions of graduate medical education in the United States.

Sealed envelopes containing all U.S. medical students’ graduate medical education assignments, including specialty and location of residency, are delivered and opened throughout the country simultaneously. The physicians-in-training will receive their medical degrees in June, and start residencies in July throughout Michigan and the U.S.

WSU’s students have a historically high match success rate, and many remain in Michigan for their residency. In 2016, 95.8 percent of WSU students matched with their preferred residency sites, and 52 percent of those residencies were in Michigan – good news for a state with a projected physician shortage.

WHEN: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
10 a.m. – doors open, 11 a.m. – program begins; noon – envelopes opened, champagne toasts and cheers to follow.

WHERE: 
The MGM Grand Detroit
Grand Ballroom
1777 Third St.
Detroit

ALL MEDIA MUST CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL’S EXTERIOR SECURITY HUT LOCATED AT THE ‘VENDOR’ ENTRANCE OFF BAGLEY STREET TO ENTER.

VISUALS: 
Nearly 800 students, faculty, staff and family counting down the seconds before learning where their sons, daughters, wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and siblings will live and work as physicians for at least the next three years; celebrating, cheers and tears of joy.

About Wayne State University School of Medicine
Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine educates more than 1,000 medical students annually in Midtown Detroit. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.  

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.

Contact

Andrea Westfall
Phone: 313-577-0392
Email: awestfal@med.wayne.edu

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