Before they can provide direct patient care, U.S. medical school graduates are required to complete a three- to seven-year residency program accredited in a recognized medical specialty. Medical students all over the country will be learning their destinations Thursday. At ECU, the event is always a raucous time of celebration.
The National Residency Match Program, a private, not-for-profit organization, provides a method for matching applicants with residency programs at various teaching hospitals. Applicants and hospitals rank each other in order of preference, and a computer matches them based upon those rankings.
The heart institute is at 115 Heart Drive on the campus of the Brody School of Medicine.