Preparing for Residency

When is Match Day 2025?

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Match Day marks the culmination of a student’s journey through medical school. On Match Day, medical students learn where they will go for their residency after graduation. This information is released on Match Day by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Match Day for residency is on the third Friday of March each year. Many medical schools commemorate this with a live event where students receive their residency assignments.

The 2024 Match Day process offered residency positions to 41,403 medical students, a new record, which was up 1,028 positions from 2023.

The American Medical Association provides valuable tips and resources to help medical students matching residency and beyond. Learn more here.

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