Celebrate your future

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine holds our Match Day celebration in March, along with dozens of other medical schools around the country.

Match Day is the date each year when fourth-year medical students who participate in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education match learn where they will be completing their medical residencies, and in what specialty, following graduation. You are notified via email of your residency location and specialty, but if you attend a Match Day event, you find out your match earlier in the day. Other medical students may participate in the military match or the American Osteopathic Association match, both of which occur earlier in the year.

The purpose of Match Day is to give you the chance to celebrate this monumental occasion with your families, friends, COM faculty and professional staff, and peers who you will hopefully maintain lasting friendships with as you trek around the country for your residency program.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Recruitment, Student, and Alumni Services, and the COM Department of Clinical Education.

Watch: Match Day 2024

Students reflect on match day

Danielle Sultan

I am glad I finally have a name and place to put into my dreams of life as a resident.

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Thomas Wickham

The first thing I remember thinking is how excited I was to spend three years learning from the amazing faculty, residents, and staff I grew to admire during rotations.

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
David Shbeeb

I have to admit that the uncertainty made me nervous. Definitely a lot of anxious feelings and adrenaline pumping.

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Justine Lazatin

My reactions were: disbelief, relief, and the most happiness I’ve ever felt in my life (in that order).

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Max Cohen

I think it was essentially the first and last anxiously anticipated release of anything in medical school that is of real substance – i.e. not just a grade or a number.

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Celeste Bouchard

My advice would be to just allow yourself the patience and kindness to feel whatever emotion that comes upon you without judgement because it’s such a life-changing event.

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)