Through a virtual matching ceremony, UNC School of Medicine students found out where they will be going to complete their residency training.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – On Match Day, medical students from across the country find out where they will be going to complete their residency training. The students rank their top choices; the residency programs do the same. Then, the National Resident Matching Program matches students and programs based on these rankings.
Since students have rated their top destinations, they have a sense of where they might be going, but they don’t know for sure until they get their Match results. As with Match Day 2020, a virtual Match Day was held this year in order to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, families and faculty shared their excitement online, and School of Medicine leaders, including Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, shared their congratulations in video form.
Here’s a look at the results of Match Day 2021:
- Students matched into 24 specialties
- Students will complete their residency training in 31 states and the District of Columbia
- 40 percent of the class of 2021 will complete their residency training in North Carolina
You can view full Match Day results, and a slideshow of each student here.