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Match Day

Annually, on the third Friday of March, tens of thousands of medical students across the nation simultaneously engage in one of the most exciting rites of their careers: tearing open envelopes or clicking open emails to learn the hospital or clinic where they will train as residents. After four years of medical school, graduates will spend several more years (typically, three to five) learning and practicing as residents in their desired specialties. Match Day is a particularly special event for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) fourth-year (M4) students and their families, faculty and staff, as students “match” in residencies at some of the nation’s most prestigious and competitive programs.