63 senior medical students at Mercer University School of Medicine
WHAT: 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 19, 2009, at 12 noon
WHERE: Mercer University School of Medicine Auditorium, 1550 College Street, 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 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 June 2007, the University announced it would expand its two-year clinical program at Memorial University Medical Center into a second full, four-year doctor of medicine program by fall 2008. 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 has 7,700 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.