Medical students find out on Match Day where they will spend the next three to seven years pursuing postgraduate medical training and beginning their careers as doctors. Match Day occurs simultaneously at medical schools nationwide to fill about 24,000 residency positions available each year at hospitals and clinics. At UCI’s festive Match Day event, anxious students march up to a podium one at a time in front of family and friends and open an envelope containing a notification of acceptance to a particular residency program. Always emotional, Match Day provides superb photo opportunities.

For more information on specific Match Day activities or to contact students or medical faculty for interviews, call Nancy Koehring at 949-824-7614 (office), 714-306-5923 (cellphone) or 714-506-2804 (pager).


Graduating students from the UC Irvine School of Medicine will participate in the annual Match Day tradition of publicly learning which residency programs they’ll enter.

UCI School of Medicine, Medical Education Building patio (bldg. 836, grid F4 on campus map)

8:30 a.m.