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March 17th, 2016

Participate in #Match2016 on Facebook, Periscope

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Match Day is a momentous occasion each for graduating medical school students across the United States. As this article from the Rochester Post-Bulletin about last year's event explains, it's the Friday in March when they find out where they'll be going for residency training.

This year we will be streaming the Mayo Medical School festivities for #Match2016 live on Periscope and Facebook, so parents and family members who can't be there in person can participate virtually.

It all starts at 11:45 a.m. CDT on Friday, March 18.

Both Facebook and Periscope allow viewers to comment and interact.

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.15.17 PMFollowing on Facebook is easy: Just go to our Mayo Clinic Facebook page at 11:45 CDT Friday, and you'll see the video streaming near the top of the page. Or to get notifications when our Mayo Clinic broadcasts go live, you can go to one of our previous broadcasts and click the Live Subscribe button in the upper right of the video window (see image at right).

You can watch on Periscope by simply following Mayo Clinic on Twitter, and then watching for the tweet that announces the start of the broadcast, or 'scope. To interact, you'll need the Periscope app for your mobile device, as this page explains.

We hope you'll join us as our Mayo Medical School students prepare for their next phase of training.

Tags: #Match2016, Events, Match Day, Mayo Medical School, Medical School

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Kathy Winter
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Posted by @kathywinter, Mar 18, 2016

What a great way to use social media to celebrate accomplishments with family and friends who can’t be there in person to share!


Vicki Bencken
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Posted by @VickiBencken, Mar 29, 2016

We also streamed Match Day live for the first time this year. It’s such a great day for medical students and it was great to share their news live.


Vicki Bencken
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Posted by @VickiBencken, Mar 29, 2016

@LeeAase curious, how did you inform people of the life broadcast? Did you get consent? We’re evaluating how we can do this part better next year.

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