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MedCity morning read, Thursday, March 19

Today is Match Day, the day thousands of graduating medical school students find out where they have been accepted to do their residencies. It’s the day that a computer spits out a long list that matches graduating medical students with residency programs.

Today is Match Day, the day thousands of graduating medical school students find out where they have been accepted to do their residencies.

It’s the day that a computer spits out a long list that matches graduating medical students with residency programs, according to the Wall Street Journal Health blog.

Some students found out on Monday that they hadn’t yet been matched, making for a stressful “scramble” for remaining residency spots. This so-called scramble is happening because there are more medical students than there are residency positions, according to the health blog.

Medical school classes are growing, and more students from foreign medical schools are applying for residencies in the United States. Last week, some medical students lobbied Congress for a break on the staggering expenses of medical school.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland has scheduled its Match Day for 11 a.m. today at the Wolstein Building on the university’s University Circle campus. Â 

Earlier this week, Renee Salas, who will graduate in May as part of the first class of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, reflected on what this Match Day means to her.

Good luck, medical students!

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