Mercer Medicine Graduates Learn Future Destinations at Match Day

March 15, 2011

Media Contact: Richard L. Cameron, (478) 301-5500 or cameron_rl@mercer.edu

MACON — Sixty-three upcoming graduates of the Mercer University School of Medicine will learn their next destinations and where they will serve residencies at the Class of 2011 Match Day on Thursday at 12 p.m., at the Cox Capital Theatre, 382 Second St., in downtown Macon. Both Macon and Savannah campus graduates will learn during the annual ceremony where they will begin serving residencies following commencement in May. This year’s Match Day, for the first time, will be held off campus and feature an Oscar theme.

Until Match Day, senior medical students are unsure where they will spend the next few years as residents. At noon on Thursday, medical students across the country will begin opening envelopes that contain their residency matches. Medical School students will be available for the media to interview.

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 8,200 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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