Marshfield man is matched in Medical College ceremony
For Hub City Times
WAUSAU – Kyle Olson, Marshfield, was one of 13 graduating Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central medical students to find out where he was “matched,” during a March 15 ceremony at Hilton Garden Inn, Wausau.
“Match Day” is a nationally-administered computerized system gives the results of matches made between medical students and residency training programs across the country. This will be the first time MCW-Central Wisconsin students have participated.
Physicians are required to have a minimum of three years of post-graduate training in the specialties they choose. For students participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or “match,” it is the culmination of medical school. During the first half of their final year of medical school, students apply for positions at residency programs of their choosing. In February, after they have visited program sites and been interviewed by program directors, the students enter their choices, in order of preference, into a computer. At the same time, residency program directors nationwide enter similar rank order lists for the students they have interviewed.
Lists from each group are sent to the NRMP headquarters in Washington, D.C., where a computer matches students and residency programs. The Match is programmed to give students their highest choice possible. Results are released simultaneously throughout the nation.
Olson will begin his internal medicine residency in Medical College of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals.