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2019 Match Day in Gainesville, Florida | UF Health


Match Day is one of the most exciting days for those waiting to hear about their placement in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). News learned from this single day will determine a medical resident’s home for the next 4 years and, possibly, beyond.

In Gainesville, Match Day is celebrated around the city. Each year, our community makes an effort to welcome our new residents starting their 4-year program at University of Florida Medical Center and the University of Florida Health.

If you’re a new medical resident, welcome to Gator Nation and the city of Gainesville!

What is Match Day?

Match Day takes place each year on the third Friday of March. The NRMP places medical resident students from all around the country into medical residency training programs at eligible teaching hospitals, including Gainesville’s University of Florida College of Medicine. These placements will determine a resident’s home for the next 4 years.

Making Gainesville “Home”

If you’re a new medical resident, fear not: Gainesville is a wonderful place to call “home!” Our community is a great place to start a professional career and raise a family. Gainesville plays host to a thriving arts community, world-class dining, plenty of outdoor activities, and so much more. What’s more is we’re just under 3 hours away from either coast and all the fun the Orlando area has to offer!

Whatever your endeavors are for the next 4 years of your budding career, you’ve been placed in a fantastic area.

There are a number of terrific neighborhoods in Gainesville that are near both UF Health and UF Medical Center with homes perfect for any size family. Whether you’re searching for a home with office space and multiple generous bedrooms or a smaller floorplan with a fantastic backyard, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for – and more!

Your next four years are sure to be busy, but when you do have time to kick back and relax, we’re sure you’ll love taking advantage of all the exciting things Gainesville has to offer. Spend a day hiking through one of Florida’s most beautiful state parks, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, or take a walk through the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. If you enjoy a good microbrew, stop into one of Gainesville’s local breweries, such as Swamp Head Brewery or Tipple’s Brews, for a pint. Satisfy any craving at one of Gainesville’s excellent restaurants. For more ideas on how to spend your hard-earned free time, take a look at this fabulous list from Gainesville’s Home Magazine.

Whatever kind of activities you enjoy, we know you’ll love making Gainesville your home.


We’re thrilled to welcome you to your new city! When you’re ready to start the “house hunt,” give the experienced team of Realtors® at Thomas Group a call. We’re ready to listen to your needs and help connect you with the home of your dreams.

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