Match Corps Alumni in Medicine

Looking for a Meaningful Gap Year before you apply to Medical School?

Consider a gap year in the most competitive urban education fellowship in the country

"In college, I was very interested and active in service and non-profit work and knew that I wanted to spend the year before medical school challenging myself with an experience that would help others. Since Match is a one-year commitment, it works with the timeframe of a gap year for medical school. Match definitely proved the challenging experience I was looking for, but I also made amazing relationships with the rest of the Match Corps and the students I worked with. In terms of preparation for medical school, Match gives you a great experience to share about during interviews, but more importantly primes you for the hard work and empathy-driven work that is also found in a future in medicine.”

Helen Cheung, Match Corps VIII
Georgetown University Medical School ‘16

“As a pre-med graduate who had to take a year off before going to medical school, I chose to work at Match because I wanted to spend my gap year doing something non-medical. I could have done bench research or hospital work, but my love for teaching drove me to seek out the Match Corps position. Match was ideal for me because the Corps position matched my teaching skills/experience, their mantra that blended together high expectations with love (ie tough love) drew me in, and most of the students came from a community that I wanted to serve as a future physician. As a current medical student, I feel that Match has prepared me well for the challenges of medical school by sharpening my time-management, teamwork, and stress-handling skills. I absolutely loved my experience at Match, and I feel that my gap year was extremely meaningful and well spent."

Don Yoon, Match Corps VIII
Albert Einstein Medical School ‘16

“Since my time in Match Corps 7, I have moved on to medical school at Loyola University Chicago. While I have been busy with my studies, I have had the opportunity to travel to Belize to provide health care to prison inmates and to study Spanish in Guatemala. I am currently in my second year of school and still deciding which specialty I would like to pursue, although I am leaning toward orthopedic surgery. I have been able to utilize skills that I refined in Match Corps while working with patients, and love to check in on my former students!”

Brett Schiffman, match Corps VII
Loyola University Chicago Medical School ‘15

Match Corps Alumni Have Attended these Medical Schools:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • UC Davis School of Medicine
  • UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • University of Texas Medical School
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Yale School of Medicine