Match Day is the rite of passage in the lives of graduating medical students, who will advance to a three- to seven-year residency program, getting hands-on experience in a specific discipline. Typically, this is a celebration shared among peers, families, and school of medicine faculty and friends.
This year, Hopkins Match Day went virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in addition to other unprecedented changes that medical students have experienced, such as de-densifying labs and suspending core clerkships and rotations. Even though the traditional in-person gathering was cancelled, this special moment was no less momentous or euphoric for graduating students.
On March 20th at noon, instead of opening an envelope, students logged into a site to reveal their match results. Hugs with friends and family were replaced with video chats and social media posts celebrating this joyous moment. Some students hiked to the top of Federal Hill or Patterson Park in Baltimore to share the big reveal with friends, at a social distance.
We are so proud of the class of 2020 and what the future holds for them. Of the 120 graduating medical students, 117 matched at institutions across the country. 24 students matched at Hopkins affiliated programs. Please view our infographic for an overview of match day 2020 results.