With rising infection rates in the United States constituting a national emergency, COVID-19 continues to affect all facets of life through institutional shutdowns, numerous lockdowns and the cancellation of many milestone events. Of the many event cancellations impacting the medical community, Match Day 2020 is challenging medical students and leaders alike to explore a new landscape for celebration, shedding light on the bigger picture of what it truly means to work in the medical field amid largescale pandemics.
Founded in 1952, The National Residency Matching Program aims to provide a process for matching fourth year medical students with U.S residency programs. In continued growth, the program reported the 2020 appointment year will be the largest on record with 12,042 active applicants competing for 11,545 fellowship positions offered in 4,946 programs.
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