Every March for the past 56 years, fourth-year medical students across the nation have eagerly awaited the results of the National Residency Matching Program. However, for a select few the suspense of learning where one will spend the next several years in residency training ends early. Students who learn the results of their match prior to the traditional March date are apart of an elite group who either place in the San Francisco Residency and Fellowship Matching Services or Military Residency Match.
This year two graduating medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine placed in very competitive early match programs. Aicha Hull participated in the Military Match and will complete her residency in emergency medicine at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Carrie Stair will do her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Utah.
Nevada’s medical students traditionally place in some of the nation’s most competitive residency programs. Historically, School of Medicine students have placed in the San Francisco Match while others who placed in the traditional matching program were selected to continue study at prestigious institutions like Mayo Clinic, Tufts, and UCLA.
Results from the National Residency Matching Program will be announced to the Class of 2008 on Thursday, March 20. Celebrations will be held at University of Nevada School of Medicine campuses in Reno and Las Vegas.