University of Hawai?i at Manoa

03/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/15/2019 21:31

VNR: Match Day to reveal the near future for new Hawaiʻi doctors

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Link to video and sound (details below):

WHAT - The class of 2019 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will learn which U.S. Residency Program they have been accepted into as new doctors in the next phase of training for the next three to seven years, which is required before they can begin practicing medicine on their own. The process of being accepted into post-medical school graduate medical education is called Match Day.

WHEN - Friday, March 15, 6 a.m.

WHERE - JABSOM's Medical Education Building Auditorium Room 315

WHO - 73 students in the in the MD Class of 2019, which graduates in May 2019, are eligible to participate in the Match Day ceremony


  • From mid-January to late February, fourth-year medical school students applying to residency programs, and the program directors leading those residency programs, have each ranked each other in order of preference and submitted the preference lists to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • The NRMP will process them using a computerized mathematical algorithm to match applicants with programs. Research on the NRMP algorithm was a basis for awarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012.
  • JABSOM continues to be a national leader in producing physicians who have primary contact with patients-those working the front lines of caregiving where doctor shortages are most critically felt.
  • The traditional primary-care specialties include family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, and additional primary contact fields that include emergency medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.


BROLL: (1 minute 19 seconds)

0:00-0:38, 4 clips: Match day clips

0:39-1:19, 7 clips: Elisabeth Young volunteering with medical students at a homeless clinic

Elisabeth Young, JABSOM senior

(18 seconds)
'I'm really happy I chose JABSOM. Here, we get a training that's not only clinically and academically rigorous, but also focuses on making sure their students can live this career out in the best way.'

(12 seconds)
'The type of doctor that JABSOM wants to put forward are people who are proactive and leaders but have humility and compassion to meet their patients on a level-playing field.'