by Annalise Johnson
Friday was the reveal of the National Resident Matching Program, often referred to as "Match Day." On Match Day, fourth-year medical student Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students waited eagerly, grasping the envelopes holding their fate. At 12 PM Central time, they and every other fourth-year medical student in America ripped open their envelopes to find out where they will spend the next three to seven years.
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Context: Fifty-one medical students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine will participated in residency match this year. On Match Day, March 16, 2018 thousands of graduating medical students in the U.S. and around the world learned the specialty and location of the residency program where they will train for the next three to seven years through national resident matching programs. For medical students, matching to a residency program is a rite of passage – an important next step in their journey to becoming a physician. In coordination with the National Resident Matching Program, medical schools around the country keep student match results confidential until the celebratory match reveal at noon on March 16.