Match Day for graduating medical students is March 16

The 172 graduating medical students at UAB will receive their residency assignments at the annual Match Day ceremony March 16.

Written by: Kendra Carter

Media contact: Bob Shepard,

match day 2017The UAB School of Medicine will celebrate Match Day 2018 on Friday, March 16, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, when members of the graduating class learn in which medical specialties they have “matched” and where they will carry out their residency trainings.

The first match will be announced at 11 a.m., following a short program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Doors to the Alys Stephens Center open at 9 a.m., with the doors to the Jemison Concert Hall opening at 9:30 a.m. 

The ceremony will be streamed live online beginning at 10:55 a.m. 

Match Day is coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program, which provides an impartial venue for matching residency programs with more than 42,000 applicants — including graduates from U.S. medical schools, international medical schools and U.S. osteopathic schools — who compete for available positions each year.