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Medical students discover their future during first Match Day for FIU


 

Four years ago, the Class of 2013 received their white coats in a ceremony at WPAC. On Friday, they will find out from the same stage where they'll begin their residencies.

Four years, the Class of 2013 received their white coats in a ceremony at WPAC. On Friday, they will find out from the same stage where they begin their residencies.

FIU’s inaugural medical class will be participating in Match Day on March 15 for the first time in university history.

Match Day is the annual ritual observed at medical schools around the country by which students learn where they will be doing their residencies. The Residency Matching Program uses a computer algorithm to match students and residency programs in their chosen fields of specialty.

There will be a basket with 33 envelopes, each bearing a student’s name; inside, the name of the residency program they have been assigned. When the students open the envelopes, they will learn where they will be spending the first three to six years of their lives as doctors.

The event begins at noon in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

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