About Match Day

When and where is Match Day 2015 held?
Match Day will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the Celestin Ballroom, 601 Loyola Avneue. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the program will start at 11 a.m. We ask that you arrive by 10:00 a.m. in order to have a group picture taken at 10:30 a.m.

There is ample parking at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, for a fee of $16.00.

What is Match Day?
Match Day is the culmination of four challenging years, and, in some ways, is the most exciting day of the medical school experience. Students discover where they will complete their residencies as they continue on the road to becoming practicing physicians.

How does Match Day work?
Every year at a predetermined time, medical students across the country learn simultaneously which hospital will educate them for the next three to seven years. A residency is the next step after graduation from medical school. The students will spend three to six years in specialized training depending on their area of practice.

Up until Match Day, senior medical students completed numerous applications and interviews at their residencies of their choice. They ranked the places where they would like to continue their medical training. The residency programs in turn ranked the applicants and the National Resident Matching Program produced the computer-generated matches.

What happens at the Match Day event at Tulane School of Medicine?
During the program, medical student names are randomly selected by Dr. Marc Kahn, Senior Associate Dean for Students. Each student receives an envelope containing a letter with information about their residency.

As part of another medical school tradition, medical students place $5.00 in a container as they arrive at the event. The last person called gets to keep all the money as a reward for patience in the face of high anxiety.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans?
Destination address for GPS:
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113 Or Google Maps »

What time do the doors open for Match Day?
The doors open at 10 a.m. The program starts at 11 a.m.

Do I need tickets for Match Day?
No, tickets are not required for Match Day.

Is there reserved seating?
There is no reserved seating for guests.

Is there a reception or luncheon following the event?
The medical school sponsors a reception for students, faculty and significant others immediately after the Match Day program.

Will there be parking available?
Parking is available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel for a fee of $16.00


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263