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Match Day 2022

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In Rockford and across the nation, graduating medical students found out where they will spend the next three to seven years of their medical training on Match Day, Friday, March 18.

Fifty-five students from the Class of 2022 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford matched into residency programs in 19 specialties in 20 different states and Washington, D.C. Forty-five percent of the Rockford students matched into primary care specialties, including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Twenty-three graduates will stay in Illinois for their residency programs with a total of 78 percent continuing their training in the Midwest.

Additionally, one alumnus matched into a residency program in pediatrics in Chicago, Ill.

“Match Day is one of the most exciting events for a medical student during their four years of training,” says Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, MHA, Rockford regional dean. “We were delighted to once again invite family and friends to this live event.”

The National Resident Matching Program, or “The Match,” is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.​S.​ residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.