Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wichita Medical Students to learn residency matches on Thursday, March 17!

During their fourth year, medical students interview with residency programs in Kansas and across the country in the specialty of their choice and rank the programs while the programs also rank the students. At 11 a.m. CST on the third Thursday of March, U.S. students will learn where they matched.

WHAT: Match Day

WHO: KU School of Medicine–Wichita 4th-year Medical Students
            H. David Wilson, MD, dean
            KU School of Medicine–Wichita

WHERE: KU School of Medicine–Wichita
                1010 N. Kansas
                Roberts Amphitheater

WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, March 17

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Residency is a stage of graduate medical education and gives in-depth training in a specialty such as anesthesiology, emergency medicine, or neurology. Leading up to Match Day, medical students in their fourth year interview at hospitals across the country. At the end of the interview period, students submit a rankorder list of where they want to practice; hospitals also create a list. Those rankings are entered into a database and the students are then “matched” to a hospital.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita is nationally recognized as a pioneer in community-oriented medical education. Since the first class graduated in 1975, more than 1,600 physicians have earned medical degrees. About half eventually established practices in the state, fulfilling the school’s promise of “Educating Doctors for Kansas.”

For more information about the University of Kansas Medical Center’s research, training, and
programs, contact Cari Merrill at 316-293-2643.

Media Release by University Relations, KU School of Medicine-Wichita

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