Graduating medical students across the country receive their match information at the same time on the same day. The fourth year medical students applied and interviewed for residency program positions, months ago.
Fifty-three students from the Class of 2018 were matched into residency programs in 13 specialties across 17 different states.
It may be a far cry from March Madness, but based on the crowds at UConn Medical Center Friday, you'd never be able to tell they were actually gathered for "Match Madness".
Hromas said UT Health San Antonio works closely with "just a couple" of students who did not match with a residency program "to promote them so that they can enter their medical careers in a best way forward possible". "I'm also pleased that seven of our graduates matched in residency programs that we've started in the past seven years".
Each student announced their fate and shared their excitement in front of a crowd of family, friends, faculty and fellow students.
The less competitive primary-care specialties were mostly filled by graduates of worldwide medical schools and osteopathic medical schools, this year's match data shows.
Each class member received a sealed letter from the National Resident Matching Program.
The NRMP® expects this year's Main Residency Match to be the largest in history. Tenisha is the first African-American woman to graduate from the UF College of Medicine's MD/PhD training program.