Press Release

Florida State Medical Students to Meet Their Match



CONTACT: Doug Carlson, FSU College of Medicine
(850) 645-1255;

March 18, 2021

During a Match Day ceremony Friday, the members of the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2021 will discover where they will receive residency training — a defining moment in their medical careers.

Though the ceremony is typically a large celebration in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to use a virtual format for the past two years. Instead of opening envelopes in person, students will simultaneously learn online where they will spend the next several years training in the medical specialty in which they will practice.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the College of Medicine’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Student photos, videos and reactions will be shared on the college’s social media pages with the hashtag #FSUMatch2021 and also will be featured on the Match Day website.

Graduating students at M.D.-granting medical schools across the United States receive their match information at the same time through the National Resident Matching Program, the primary system that matches applicants to residency programs with available positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.

The ceremony will take place: