Match Day is the culmination of a complex year-long process that matches the nation’s graduating medical students with residency programs. Match results are released nationally at Match Day ceremonies coordinated to occur on the same date — the third Friday in March — at the same time (1:00 p.m. Eastern time) each year.
Under the match process, during the first half of their senior year, medical students apply for positions at residency programs, then interview with program directors, faculty and residents. In February, students submit their list of choices in order of preference — at the same time residency program directors submit their rank-ordered lists of preferred candidates — to the National Residency Matching Program headquarters in Washington, D.C. A computer matches each student* to the residency program that is highest on the student’s list and that has offered a position to the applicant. Residency programs vary in length from three years for general medicine/family practice specialties to eight years for the most specialized of surgeons.
*To protect our students' privacy, we have chosen not to publish our students’ Match List.
Match Day 2021
- Feature Story – Seventy-Two Medical Students Matched at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.
- Photo album.
- The Differential – Class of 2021 Match Day Special Edition (PDF).
- Merry Berhe.
- Tanner Ellsworth.
- Jenna Koblinski.
- Phillip Maykowski.
- Mohammad Mousa.
- Karen Pho.
- Krichelle White.
Fast Facts – Class of 2021 Match Day
- Twenty will enter residency in Arizona.
- Eleven at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
- One at Banner University Medical Center Tucson.
- Four at Creighton University affiliated hospitals.
- Four at Abrazo, HonorHealth and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education.