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.