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.

Class of 2023 Match Day

Feature Story – Destination Known: The Class of 2023 Match into Residency

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Fast Facts

  • Thirty-two students will complete at least one year of training in Arizona.
  • Twenty-nine students will complete all years of their residency training in Arizona.
  • Of the students staying in Arizona for some, or all, of their training:
    • Seventeen matched at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
    • Four matched at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
    • Four matched at Creighton University-affiliated hospitals.
    • Two matched at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
    • Two matched at Phoenix Children’s.
    • Three matched at other training sites in the state.
  • The other students will be spread out across the U.S., spanning 19 states in total.
  • Almost 30 percent of the graduates are entering primary care specialties — areas of immense need — including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and Med-Peds.

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