Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Match Day Ceremony Will Reveal Fate Of Loyola Medical Students

Emotional day as graduates learn where they will serve their residencies

Match Day is the most anticipated day of the year for graduating medical students at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine as they learn where they will do their residencies for the next several years.

With the nervous suspense of the Oscars, students will be randomly called, one-by-one, to the front of the room, and receive their sealed envelopes with the names of hospitals that have picked them. Some students will be elated to get their top choices. Others will be devastated.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 19, in the Second-floor Atrium, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Ill. Students will begin congregating for a light breakfast at 10 a.m.; speeches take place at 10:45 a.m. followed by the distribution of sealed envelopes containing their educational destinations at 11 a.m.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.