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Successful 2021 NRMP Main Match Fills Residency Positions

March 19, 2021
NRMP Match Day 2021

Today is Match Day—and 87 applicants learned that they matched to one of ten ACGME-accredited residency programs at UMass Medical School-Baystate.

Among them are three medical students from the inaugural class of the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track, a four-year-old collaboration with UMass Medical School in Worcester.

More than 42,000 residency candidates discovered where they will undertake their residency training when the National Resident Matching Program released the results of its Main Residency Match at 12:00 p.m. ET on March 19, 2021.

> See UMMS-Baystate's 2021 Match list

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.