Fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine did not let a pandemic stop them from safely celebrating Match Day 2021. Match Day, held Friday, March 19, at medical schools across the country, marks the culmination of the annual National Resident Matching Program that pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs throughout the nation.
For medical students serving in the military, matching into a residency program occurs earlier than the civilian match. This year, two fourth-year medical students at Baylor participated in the military match.
Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine had a different feel this year due to the national call to practice social distancing in our country’s fight against COVID-19.
On Friday, March 16, fourth-year medical students across the country found out where they would train for their residency programs. At Baylor College of Medicine, 187 students participated in the National Residents Matching Program.
Trainees at Baylor recently celebrated two milestone achievements — Match Day and induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.