Match Day 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Hoehl Gallery, Health Sciences Research Facility
What is Match Day?
For medical students nationwide, Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work, and many consider it the most exciting day of the medical school experience.
Students receive notice of their residency matches beginning at 12:00 Noon (EDT) on the third Friday of March each year, and at UVM that event is shared by the entire Larner College of Medicine community. One-by-one students are called by name to receive an envelope in which their Match letter awaits. Many students choose to take the stage to announce their Match news to classmates, faculty, and staff while others opt to open theirs in private.
Learn more about Match Day from the National Resident Matching Program here >>
Schedule of the 2018 Events
10:30 AM - The Match Day Breakfast
Larner College of Medicine students in the Class of 2018 were invited to a continental breakfast in the Medical Education Pavilion Lobby.
11:38 AM - The Bagpipe Procession
A tradition at the Larner College of Medicine, the Match Day festivities were kicked off by a procession from the Medical Education Pavilion Lobby through the Given Courtyard and into the Hoehl Gallery. The procession was led by UVM Associate Professor of Radiology, H. James Wallace, M.D., playing the bagpipes and Dr. Moo made an appearance, too!
12:00 Noon - The Opening of the Envelopes
Opening remarks and a welcome address were be made by UVM Larner College of Medicine Dean Rick Morin, M.D., UVM Provost David Rosowsky, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Bill Jeffries, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Students Christa Zehle, M.D., Professor of Medicine Laurie Leclair, M.D., and Student Council President Stephanie Alexis Brooks.