It's a Match!

Within our Stritch School of Medicine, every March, on the third Friday at exactly 12:00 p.m. (Eastern), fourth year medical students across the country gather with their school community (and often friends and family) to open a personalized envelope. That moment is filled with great anticipation, excitement, and often, relief; the letter inside will tell students where they have “matched” and will train for the next three to seven years as they begin the next phase of their medical education.

In 2021, the main residency match was the largest in history: 38,106 total positions were offered; 36,179 were filled. Administered by the National Resident Matching Program®, this private, non-profit organization provides a mechanism to level the playing field for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.

Share Match Day 2022 Moments

We invite Stritch students (and their families and friends) to share photos or a quick video of your reaction so that we can feature your achievement! Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @LoyolaHSC and use #Stritch22Match. Check to see some of the magnificent moments from Match Day 2022 festivities.

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Faculty & Staff Awards

Stritch fourth year students annually select two outstanding educators. In 2022, Monica Edwards, MD, MPH, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, received the Outstanding Clinical Educator Award and Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, associate professor and vice chair of education, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received the Outstanding Classroom Educator Award. New in 2022, two members of the Stritch staff team were recognized with the Excellence in Support Staff awards: Catherine Jardien (Office of Student Life) and Donna Quinones (Center for Simulation Education).

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See Our 2022 Match Day Statistics & Placements Here.

"As you celebrate your accomplishment today, remember to thank your family, friends, and mentors who helped you along the way. I look forward to reciting the Hippocratic oath with you soon. For now, all of us at Stritch join together and say: Congratulations, Stritch Class of 2022; we are so proud of you."

It's a Match for the Class of 2022

The Stritch Class of 2022’s 158 students matched in several specialties: primary care (35%) and within primary care: 14 percent matched in internal medicine; 10 percent in pediatrics, and nine percent in family medicine. The balance of the class matched in 19 other specialties, with the largest number of students matching in emergency medicine (10 percent), anesthesiology (eight percent), OB-GYN (seven percent), and psychiatry (six percent).

Students matched in 29 states. More than half matched in the Midwest (covering a 12-state area). Fourteen percent of the class will be headed to the East and South, while 19 percent will be pursuing their residency on the West Coast. Visit Facebook and Twitter to catch up on highlights and relive the excitement via a recording of this special day. And continue to share photos, videos, and other Match Day moments by tagging #Stritch22Match, @LoyolaHSC, or @StritchMedicine.

Learn where Stritch ’22 Matched (Loyola ID authentication required).


matched in the Midwest


placed in Primary Care specialties


staying on campus for residencies at Loyola University Medical Center