Emergency Information Take Over
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Dr. Patricia Dubyoski, Class of 1981, celebrates with her son, Sean McAvoy, who is off to study Physical Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond.
Historic Davidge Hall was the site of Match Day festivities March 18, 2010 when the
After more than an hour of shouts of joy and sighs of relief from those who had already torn open their letters, all but one envelope had been handed out. As a reward her patience, Sara Jeurling was given the bag into which each student had tossed a monetary donation before accepting their Match letters. This money is traditionally used for an after-Match celebration. “I felt like it actually went pretty fast,” says Sara, who will be heading to the Hospital of the
Staying here at the University of Maryland Medical Center is Nidhi Goel, who has landed a Medicine-Pediatrics residency. “It feels awesome!” exclaimed Nidhi, who had Mom and Dad with her to celebrate. Also going into Pediatrics is Deborah Pulver, who matched at Children’s
Dan Paluchowski agreed. “It’s been a very emotional day, that’s for sure,” he said. “You don’t know where you’re going to go; you might be near your friends and family or you might not be.” Dan is headed for
Also going into Emergency Medicine is Jordan Celeste, who is heading to Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. “This day – it’s one of those things, looking at it, you just want it to be over with,” she said. “But no matter what happens, it’s great.” Joining
Thom Reznik is also off to Brown, his number one pick. “It was a little nerve-racking,” he says of the Match festivities. “But I had my wife here with me. We’re excited. I would have been excited to go to any of my top five choices, so this was just icing on the cake.”
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Dr. Joseph Martinez, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, readied the box of envelopes.
Eva Moses let her daughter accept her envelope from Dr. Donna Parker, Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
The last student to be Matched, a patient Sara Jeurling was rewarded with a bag of money.
Meghan Dubina seemed a little anxious about opening her envelope.
Students wasted no time in dialing loved ones who couldn't be there to share the special moment in person.
Dr. Parker congratulated J.B. Bertumen, who learned he's headed to Brown.