Celebrating a Milestone
The Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track reached a milestone today as it celebrated Residency Match day with its inaugural class of students.
All PURCH students graduating in 2021 successfully matched to a categorical residency program.
Three PURCH students matched to residencies at UMMS-Baystate.
Two other UMass Medical Students Matched to UMMS-Baystate
Ana Maleesa Santos
About The Match Process
Match Day, held annually on the third Friday of March, is when graduating medical students learn where they will do their residency training.
During their final year of medical school, students apply to, and interview with, residency programs of their choice. Then applicants and program directors rank each other in order of preference. The National Resident Matching Program uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to match applicants with programs. Applicants receive an envelope with their match results—this year an email as well—which the NRMP mandates cannot be opened before noon. Research using the NRMP algorithm was a basis for awarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012.