March 25, 2020 | By Lesley Snyder . Kiyanna Williams and Glenn Wakam await the 9 a.m. Share. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that the timeline for the 2020-2021 ophthalmology match has been altered. FOLLOW. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to practice social distancing, Match Day's tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes at 9 a.m., prompting online celebrations. Match Making History After four years of classes, clinics and exams, 169 UCSF School of Medicine students will graduate and embark on the next phase of their medical careers this May. Glenn Wakam and his partner, Kiyanna Williams, were among 10 couples in UC San Francisco’s class of 2016 who attempted to match together at the same or adjacent institutions, a process that is even more unnerving than matching singly. Match Day countdown. For over 40 years the SF Match has provided residency and fellowship matching services to specialties and subspecialties across the spectrum of medicine. During the first Match Day celebration of its kind, the UCSF School of Medicine class of 2020 logged onto their computers the morning of Friday, March 20 to be greeted by a video from Catherine Lucey, MD, MACP, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Medical Education. University of California San Francisco UCSF Medical Center UCSF Department of Surgery UCSF School of Medicine. The third Thursday of March was Match Day, the day when medical students across the country discover where the next step in their careers will take them. UC Riverside: School of Medicine celebrates Match Day online; UCSF: Even at a (social) distance, UCSF School of Medicine class of 2020 Match Day is virtually perfect; UCSF Fresno announces Match Day results, fills all available residency positions at a time when health care providers are needed; UC San Diego Match Day results tweet Many institutions, including UCSF Fresno, typically hold Match Day celebrations where medical school graduates open envelopes at the same time. The event is called Match Day and occurs every year in March. Credit: Mark Wooding. See the calendar for details. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, UCSF Fresno held virtual events to prevent and reduce the spread of the virus. ... Department of Surgery Welcomes New Class of General Surgery Residents on Match Day 2020. About Us. Surgery Websites . UCSF Department of Surgery - by Alexi Callen - March 20, 2020. This Site All Sites. UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program will celebrate Match Day with two events on Friday, March 15, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno Street. A Pioneering Class. A Pioneering Class During the first Match Day celebration of its kind, the UCSF School of Medicine class of 2020 logged onto their computers the morning of Friday, March 20 to be greeted by a video from Catherine Lucey, MD, MACP, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Medical Education.