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No matter how much planning and painstaking effort they've put in to becoming doctors, medical school seniors will have no idea where they'll spend their first few years as physicians.

Until today.

At 1 p.m. EDT, medical students across the country will rip open envelopes that hold the names of the medical centers where they'll spend their residencies — decisions made by a computer algorithm.

For students, the decades-old tradition known as Match Day is the culmination of years of school, months of interviews, and the construction of their own list ranking where they want to practice.

Hospital programs also make their own lists, and the algorithm pairs them.

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