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Emory medical students eagerly await Match Day 2016

Media Contact

Jennifer Johnson McEwen

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:

Emory University School of Medicine graduating medical students

WHAT:

On Friday, March 18, Emory University School of Medicine Class of 2016 will gather with family, friends, faculty and fellow students for the annual Match Day 2016 ceremony. The much-anticipated event begins at the stroke of noon as the students eagerly open envelopes naming the destination where they will train as resident doctors. The event is filled with emotion as the students learn simultaneously where they will begin practicing medicine.

The Emory students are among thousands nationwide participating in Match Day 2016. The students applied for residency positions at US teaching hospitals through the National Residency Match Program that annually matches students with residency programs. 

WHEN:

Friday, March 18, at Noon

WHERE:

Emory University School of Medicine building, 1648 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

MEDIA INFORMATION:

Members of the media should confirm attendance and secure parking by March 17. Please contact Jennifer Johnson McEwen at 404-727-5696 or jennifer.johnson@emory.edu.

MORE:

To view video and photos of the Match Day 2015 ceremony, please see:

SOCIAL MEDIA:

The social media hashtag for this event is #EmoryMatchDay. Emory will be using this tag on Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere and encourages others to do so. You can follow the School of Medicine on Twitter at @EmoryMedicine. Social media coverage will be posted to Storify at http://bit.ly/emorymatchday2016.