Match Day 2024: The Next Chapter for Adtalem’s Medical School Graduates

March 15, 2024

Adtalem’s medical schools celebrated Match Day 2024, achieving a combined 92% first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates. 

The third Friday in March is known as Match Day in the medical community.

On Match Day, fourth-year medical students at U.S. and international medical schools learn the result of the National Resident Matching Program’s® (NRMP®) months-long process for determining where the soon-to-be graduates will become residents and extend their medical training as practicing doctors.  

Match Day 2024 recorded an all-time high number of applicants as reported by the NRMP. Among the thousands of aspiring residents participating in Match Day 2024 are students at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), who joined their peers in celebration as soon as the NRMP made the results public at noon Eastern on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Both RUSM and AUC had impressive performances, achieving a combined 92% first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates* thus far. This includes matches that were obtained outside of the NRMP match.

*Disclaimer: First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

Attainment rates will increase following Match Day as more students report their match through the NRMP’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program or those matching outside the NRMP process entirely.

Combined, students from both institutions placed in residency programs across 44 U.S. states and territories.  

More on Match Day  

Although it culminates in the well-known Match Day in March, the full process begins at the start of a medical student’s fourth year when the Electronic Residency Application Service opens applications for programs in September. 

Match Day is a moment aspiring physicians have built up to throughout their academic journey. Read wellness tips for navigating Match Day.

For the next six months, applicants are invited by programs to interview, meet with faculty, and visit their facilities. Throughout this period, students form an official ranking of their preferred programs to be submitted to the NRMP in February.  

The NRMP’s Match algorithm is the main system used to place graduating medical students into residency programs, one of the requirements for obtaining a medical license. Most residency programs require doctors to continue between three and seven years of supervised training before they can be certified to practice a medical specialty and treat patients without supervision.

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