Match Day 2020 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC students walking through Lubbock campus courtyard.

Medical Students Match with a Virtual Envelope

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One by one, public gatherings and events have been canceled due to social distancing in order to avoid spreading illness and Match Day was no different. Fourth-year medical students from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine participated in Match Day March 20 via email.

Match Day is a nerve-wracking event that has played out on medical school campuses across the country since 1952. More than 170 School of Medicine students from all TTUHSC campuses participated in Match Day from their own homes and learned where they will be for the next three to seven years for their residencies. The results are normally sealed in an envelope and are opened simultaneously at all of the nation’s medical schools followed by a celebration.