School of Medicine Match Day Fundraiser
Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support Match Day, you may always do so here.
Who We Are
We are the Class Officers of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2018. Together, along with the Medical Alumni Association and Student Affairs office, will be planning the Match Day Ceremony for students and family to enjoy this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime moment!
What is “Match Day?”
Match Day is a very special day for thousands of medical students across the country. Following completion of Medical School, rising physicians become Residents at hospitals across the country. On the third Friday in March, aka Match Day, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) will reveal where each student will become a resident.
Some students, such as those going into Ophthalmology, Urology, or the Military Match, will find out where they are placed earlier, but still attend the Match Day Ceremony to celebrate with the entire class. While Graduation in May is the day Medical Students actually become physicians, Match Day is thought to be the culmination of a lifetime of education, and is filled with suspense, surprise, and happiness.
Match Day follows 4 years of medical education, many exams, and months of traveling for interviews, and is a day we will never forget.
About Match Day 2018
This year, the national Match Day will be held on March 16th. The Match Day Ceremony has been held for decades at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in one of the school's auditoriums. Starting last year, the Match Day Ceremony was moved to the Petersen Event Center.
This move to the "Pete" allowed the fourth year medical students space to mingle with their friends, family, and faculty, as well as open their Match Day Envelopes in unison, and share their results together as a group.
The Petersen Event Center offers ample, vibrant space for photography and a Live Stream of the Match Day Ceremony. Also, it is conveniently located across the street from both the Medical School and two hospitals that third and fourth year medical students often work in throughout the latter half of medical school.
How You Can Help
We aim to raise at least $2,500 prior to our Match Day ceremony. With your support, we can have our Match Day at the beautiful Petersen Event Center, decorate the Event Center to commemorate this exciting day, provide gifts to the Class of 2018, and cater the event with delicious appetizers and drinks.
Your donations are completely secure and tax deductible to the extent allowed by law (those who donate will receive tax receipts in the mail!). And thanks to the EngagePitt platform, 100% of your donation will go towards our goal! If you would like to donate by check, rather than online through this page, you can make your check out to "University of Pittsburgh" with "Pitt Med Match Day" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the following address:
University of Pittsburgh Office of Institutional Advancement
101 N. Dithridge Street, Suite 145
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
We understand that not everyone is able to make a financial contribution; sharing our EngagePitt link through email and Social Media can also help us reach our goal.
We, along with the entire Class of 2018, appreciate your help in making our Match Day Ceremony an event we will never forget. Thank you!