Match Day for Mercer Medical Students is Thursday at Noon

March 16, 2010

Media Contact:
Richard L. Cameron
(478) 301-5500

WHO: Sixty senior medical students at Mercer University School of Medicine

WHAT: Fourth-year medical students will take part in the annual Match Day rite of passage — a nationwide event that serves to tell senior medical students what residency programs they will enter following graduation.

WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 2010, at noon. The theme this year is Match Madness.
 
WHERE: Mercer University School of Medicine Auditorium, 1550 College St., Macon.

WHY: Until Match Day, senior medical students are unsure of where they will spend the next few years as residents. At noon on March 18, medical students across the country will begin opening envelopes that contain their residency matches. Several Medical School students will be available for the media to interview. Media interested in covering the event can contact Richard L. Cameron at (478) 301-5500 or cameron_rl@mercer.edu.

About Mercer University School of Medicine
Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. The School only accepts Georgia residents into its medical degree program. Students entering Mercer University School of Medicine will be graduated from a school that utilizes a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. In the fall of 2008, the University expanded its two-year clinical program at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah into a second full, four-year doctor of medicine program. The School also offers master’s degrees in public health, family therapy, family services and nurse anesthesia.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
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