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Fourth-Year School of Medicine Students Learn Where They Will Spend Their Residency at Annual Match Day

Students from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine participated in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which annually matches students with the programs where they will complete their residency training.

Prior to Match Day, students apply and interview at residency programs in their specialty of their choice and rank their preferences. The residency programs also rank their preferences of students. The rank lists are then matched through NRMP.  

In March 2022, the SLU School of Medicine Class of 2022, gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis to find out their match — a return to the in-person match day after the event was virtual last year. Students learned of their match upon opening a sealed-envelope addressed directly to them.

“I was hoping to match into psychiatry,” said student Nader Nael Hashweh. Like other School of Medicine students, his wish came true and matched with the University of Chicago Medical Center for Psychiatry. Hashweh discovered his love for this field during the psychiatry clerkship. “Dr. Catalina Belean was my attending psychiatrist on the inpatient psychiatry when I was going through my rotations as a third year, and I just wanted to be like her,” says Hashweh. “She was incredible at connecting with her patients and she cared so much. I wanted to learn how to communicate with my patients the way she does and use myself as a vessel of therapy.”

This year’s class matched into residency programs across the United States including UCLA Medical Center, CA; Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD; Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, MN; University of Chicago Medical Center, IL; Case Western/University Hospital; Cleveland Medical Center, OH; Boston University Medical Center, MA; Emory University School of Medicine; UC San Diego Medical Center, CA; and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH.

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Match Day 2022 Recap