WHAT: Fourth-year medical students from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio stand in front of their classmates and open the envelopes that reveal where their medical residencies will take them. The students, who previously applied to residency programs all over the country, will discover where they have been accepted at the annual Match Day event.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Envelopes to be opened at 11 a.m.
WHERE: John T. Floore Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes For recorded information, call (210) 695-8827.
WHO: Expected speakers:
• Glenn A. Halff, M.D., acting dean of the School of Medicine and professor in the Department of Surgery at the UT Health Science Center
• Nan Clare, M.D., senior associate dean and associate dean for academic affairs
WHY: Match Day is held by the School of Medicine in conjunction with the National Resident Matching Program, an initiative sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Graduating medical students select their choices for residency locations during their senior year and learn on Match Day where they have been accepted for residency. The National Resident Matching Program is a private, not-for-profit corporation that ensures a uniform period of appointment to positions in graduate medical education.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.