Emory Match Day a milestone for graduating medical students

March 24, 2014

In an annual ritual, graduating Emory University School of Medicine medical students from the Class of 2014 gathered on campus March 21st for the moment when they discovered where they would train as residents.

Approximately 100 students simultaneously opened sealed envelopes in the presence of faculty, staff, friends and family during the suspenseful ceremony, which as always culminated in happy tears, hugs and high-fives.

The Emory students were among 17,374 US medical students who applied for residency positions at US teaching hospitals through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) that annually matches students with residency programs.