March 13, 2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 15: At Wayne State’s jubilant annual Match Day bash, post-graduation residency placement revealed for medical students


The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 medical students will learn the site of their upcoming residency training at the festive annual Match Day Ceremony. The event mirrors national Match Day events scheduled on the same day throughout the country. Sealed envelopes containing all U.S. medical students’ graduate medical education assignments, including specialty and location of residency, are delivered and opened simultaneously, following the traditional protocol of the National Residency Matching Program, established in 1952.


Friday, March 16, 2019.

10 a.m. – doors open; 11 a.m. – program begins; noon – envelopes opened.


Detroit Marriott Hotel’s Renaissance Ballroom, Inside the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive West, Detroit.

The Renaissance Ballroom is located on Level 4. The Marriott Hotel valet parking entrance is closest to the ballroom. 


An exciting countdown followed by celebrations and cheers from nearly 900 students, faculty, staff and family.

***Media planning to cover may contact Andrea Westfall, 586-871-9630 (cell),

About Wayne State University School of Medicine

Founded more than 150 years ago, the Wayne State University School of Medicine educates more than 1,000 medical students annually in Midtown Detroit. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.  

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.


Andrea Westfall
Phone: 313-577-0392