Match Day

UICOMP Fourth Year Students React to 'Match Day' Reveal

Mar 17, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Fourth year medical students anxiously ripped into envelopes during Match Day in Peoria and across the country on Fri. It’s a hallmark stop on their medical career journey, as students learn where they’ll spend residency after graduation.

Federal proposal aims to put more doctors to work

Mar 15, 2013

   Congressman Aaron Schock is renewing his effort to get more doctors into the workforce the same day fourth year medical students matched for residency assignments. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports. 

The Peoria Republican says it was an exciting day for many new doctors, but also disappointing for those who didn’t get placed. He says the number of residency slots needs to be increased to counterbalance the current and pending doctor shortage. Schock says the American Medical College estimates a shortage of 130,000 doctors in the next decade. 

Medical students talk Match Day 2013

Mar 15, 2013

Fourth-year medical students across the country opened envelopes at the same time today. The envelopes contained their residency assignment.   Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano spoke with some of the nearly 50 medical students in the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria class who found out where they are going: