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Opening Day for Opening envelopes that held the secrets to where they will spend the next few years of their lives, 58 senior medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2012 at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, learned where in the United States they will hone their skills as resident physicians. On Match Day, March 16, medical school seniors across the country found out where they will complete their residencies, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practice as a physician. Depending on the medical specialty, medical school graduates complete anywhere from three to seven years of

residency training after medical school. Match Day is the culmination of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions of graduate medical education or residency in the United States. Each year approximately 16,000 U.S. medical school seniors participate in the residency match. Students as well as residency program directors register their preferences for each other with the NRMP. The NRMP then feeds the rank-ordered choices of the students and directors into a computer, which provides an impartial match between the two groups. In the third week of March, at the same time across

Match Day Residency Sites Aaron Audet Family Medicine Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center University of Washington School of Medicine Program Spokane, Washington

Elizabeth Blixt University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Fargo, North Dakota

Melissa Austreim Family Medicine Siouxland Medical Education Foundation Program Sioux City, Iowa

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Rochester, Minnesota

Jess Belling Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii






Patrick Britton Psychiatry Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program Milwaukee, Wisconsin Brottlund, Jennifer Family Medicine St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center South Bend Program Mishawaka, Indiana

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