Larner College of Medicine Match Day

Class of 2020


Time & Place

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoehl Gallery, Health Science Research Facility, 100

11:40 am - 12:00 pm | Student procession & remarks by leadership

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Match envelopes are opened

What is Match Day?

For medical students nationwide, Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work, and many consider it the most exciting day of the medical school experience.

Students receive notice of their residency matches beginning at 12:00 Noon (EDT) on the third Friday of March each year, and at UVM that event is shared by the entire Larner College of Medicine community. One-by-one students are called by name to receive an envelope in which their Match letter awaits. Many students choose to take the stage to announce their Match news to classmates, faculty, and staff while others opt to open theirs in private.

Learn more about Match Day from the National Resident Matching Program here or watch the highlights from the UVM Larner Class of 2019 Match Day

Schedule of Events*

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

  • UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2020 medical students process from the Medical Education Pavilion to Hoehl Gallery, led by bagpiper, medical alumnus and radiation oncologist H. James Wallace, M.D. '88.
  • Remarks by leadership at the UVM Larner College of Medicine including Dean Richard L. Page and Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, Christa Zehle, M.D.
  • Remarks by Ava Bakhtyari, Class of 2020 Student Council President
  • Arrival of Match Day envelopes in the Hoehl Gallery

12:00 - 1:00 pm

  • UVM Larner College of Medicine students are called to receive their Match envelopes and are invited to either open their envelope in private or open their envelope on stage and announce their match to the community.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Students, family, friends, faculty, and staff are invited to the Given Courtyard for celebratory snacks.

 *times subject to slight changes


The Match Day celebration at the UVM Larner College of Medicine is open to faculty, staff and students of the College, family and friends of the Class of 2020 and invited additional guests.

Parking for Guests

Guests who are not faculty, staff or students of the Larner College of Medicine, UVM or the UVM Medical Center should park in marked visitor parking areas seen on the map here. A map of ADA parking may be seen on the map here. More information about visitor parking can be found here


Livestream & Video

The Match Day celebration is livestreamed and videotaped each year.

A link to the livestream will be posted on the homepage one week prior to the event. A full length video of the event will be posted on the College's YouTube channel one week after the event. To see a highlight reel from last year, click on the video below.

Explore the Match Day Experience


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Match Results Infographic - 103 Students Matched. 71 Institutions. 11 to UVM MED Center. 41 to Primary Care.