AU/UGA Medical Partnership Announces Fifth Successful Match Day

Athens, GA – Resident applicants at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership gathered on Friday, March 16 at noon in George Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event celebrating the next step in their medical careers. Sealed envelopes addressed to each member of the class of 2018 were opened at noon, and inside each envelope was a personal letter revealing where the student will pursue his or her postgraduate medical education.

An annual event, Match Day takes place after students participate in interviews and visits to residency programs in Georgia and across the country. To determine the post-graduation assignments, the students ranked residency programs where they would like to complete their training, and the residency programs ranked the student applicants. The lists are then submitted to the nonprofit organization National Resident Matching Program in Washington, D.C., which uses an algorithm that aligns the choices of the applicants with those of the residency programs.

The final pairings are announced simultaneously across the United States at noon on the third Friday in March.

“This is the fifth successful match in Athens at the Augusta University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership,” said campus dean Shelley Nuss. “The accomplishments of the 34 MCG students that spent the majority of their time learning medicine at the Partnership have landed them at top-tier residency programs across the US. The students will be going to 17 different states in 14 different specialties with 53 percent staying in the southeastern United States and 59 percent joining primary care programs. Thank you to the faculty, administrators, staff and mentors in our community who have devoted their time to educating our future physicians.”

AU/UGA Medical Partnership participants in Match Day 2018 are honored with the following Residency Appointments.

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