Below is an excerpt from the 2012 Match Day speech given by Josh Hughes, Class of 2012 president. This excerpt provides an enduring description of Match Day.
"On behalf of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine Class of 2012, I'd like to welcome you to Match Day... 'Well, what is Match Day?'... Basically, it's a combination of the Academy Awards and the NFL draft for nerds. Twelve years of primary school, four years of college and four years of medical school, and the next phase in our lives all comes down to the contents of an envelope, a microphone and a room full of people. Everyone that I've explained this to always has the same reaction, 'That sounds terrifying...' And I think I speak for most of us when I say now that the day has arrived, it is."
The University of Mississippi Medical Center recently held its Match Day for medical students. View results below: