WHAT: Match Day, an annual event where fourth-year students in The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine open envelopes to reveal the sites of their residencies throughout the country
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20
WHERE: John T. Floores Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes (phone: 695-8827)
WHO: Expected speakers:
–William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs 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 the 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.
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