Virtual Match

Lerner College of Medicine students Celebrate Match Day

On March 19, our Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) students experienced “Match Day,” the day all medical students across the nation find out where they are headed for residency. Match Day couldn’t be held in person because of the ongoing pandemic, so social media channels exploded with photos of students holding up premade signs and t-shirts upon which they announced their Match results.

All CCLCM graduating students matched. The top residency programs chosen by our students this year are internal medicine, general surgery and pediatrics. Of the program’s 31 graduating students, 10 are staying in Ohio for their residencies, six of whom will train at Cleveland Clinic. Read more about Match Day, and view the Match list.

A Match Day like no OTHER

Every March, medical students across the US celebrate Match Day, the day they learn where they’ll go for their residency. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Match Day was quieter, calmer.

Formal remarks from faculty members were livestreamed from either Tinkham Veale or their homes, and students gathered with family or in small groups, or waited by themselves in front of their computer, anticipating the email that would reveal their Match result.

Although Match Day was certainly unique this year, it was not without revelry. Read more about Match Day, and view the Match list.