Match Week to reveal training path for more than 42,000 resident physicians

March 16, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Workforce 

On Friday, March 19, 2021, the results of the National Resident Matching Program will be announced, informing thousands of California medical students where they have been approved to extend their medical training as part of a residency program. Match Day marks the finale of Match Week (March 15-19) and is a momentous occasion for the next generation of physicians.

The event, known as “Match Day,” takes place after medical students — typically in their final year — have applied for the residency programs of their choice. Eventually, both the students and programs rank their preferences, and the results are announced on the third Friday in March.

“Over the past year, COVID-19 presented many challenges to medical students around the country, and the world—including remote learning, disrupted clinical rotations and virtual interviews. The California Medical Association (CMA) is proud of the resiliency and dedication shown by our physicians in training over the past year,” said CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D. “Congratulations to all of this year’s Match participants.”

CMA wants to hear from the medical students of California as you find out where you’ll be completing your training. Whatever your specialty and wherever you end up, we’d love to see a Tweet or Facebook post with a photo or video, using the hashtags #MatchDay2021 or #MatchedinCA. Make sure to tag @cmadocs so we can share and celebrate your accomplishments!


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