Vital Signs

February 2011 

Why Be Here for Match Week ? (PPDs, Class Meeting, Win Money, Party!!!)

Rank Order Crisis

due to the disproportionate number of students who have not certified their rank lists yet! 75% of your class have not certified their rank lists. The deadline to certify is February 23.Things to remember:

You can rank up to 20 programs at no charge. If you certify a rank order list with more than 20 programs (or more than 30 if you a couples matching) extra fees will be due at the time of certification.

Each time you make a change, you must RE-CERTIFY.

NO ONE can see your Rank Order List but you, not Student Affairs and not a program.

A Match is a contract, so if you don't want to go there, DO NOT rank them.


If you wait until the last minute and encounter problems with the web site, you could wait your way right out of a residency! There are no provisions or exceptions made for server problems. Remember, you can make changes to your list until the deadline, 9:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday Feb. 23rd, even after you certify it. So, be sure to certify it when you enter your Rank Order List, and each and every time time you go into your list thereafter. Whether you make a change or not. If you fail to certify and/or recertify your rank list, you will not be included in the Match! Any questions please call the NRMP toll free at 1-866-617-5838.

If you need to withdraw from the Match (early Match participants included) please contact Ginny Atwell before Wednesday Feb. 23rd.

Graduation Questionnaire

It's a great idea to link your entering of the Rank Order List, to filling out the Graduation Questionnaire. It's your chance to make your voice heard, anonymously, and express all that you liked and didn't like about your time here at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. This is how change is effected.

Completion of the Graduation Questionnaire is done each year by the graduating class and it is part of your professional responsibility to complete it by Match Day! Don't delay -- do it today!





MATCH DAY / WEEK calendar

For a break down of the events (release dates, the "Scramble", Match Day, etc.) during Match Week, March 14-17, see the November '10 Vital Signs Update.


Do NOT call

On Monday, March 14th, log on to the NRMP after 12 noon to verify that you did match. Please do not call Student Affairs for your Match Status.


However, if you DO NOT match, contact Student Affairs immediately. 434-924-2133.

All information is available on the NRMP web site. If you are not in Charlottesville and don't have access to the Internet, you can designate someone to check for you.






Monday, March 14th-Friday, March 18th: PPD's will be administered from 8:30-4:00 p.m at Student Health. Please make your own appointment. This is a Graduation Requirement. Reminder: Graduation Questionnaire to be done by Match Day.


Thursday, March 17th, 12 noon: Match Day Ceremony !!! Envelopes with the Match results will be passed out to the entire class in the Old Medical School Auditorium.


Win MONEY! It's UVA, so you know that there has got to be some kind of time honored and revered tradition to follow as part of this grand rite of passage. ALL current students (including military & early match) will receive a results envelope. Names will be called randomly, one at a time, and each student puts $1 in a box when they come forward to receive their envelope. The student whose name is called last gets the money in the box! What a great tradition!


Medical Alumni will again host a reception for you and a guest to celebrate the day. The reception will be from 12:30-2:00 p.m. and will be held at Boylan Heights restaurant on the Corner.




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