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Thursday, March 15, 2007
Amanda Kramer and husband Brad learned they've matched together to Case Western Chilidren's Hospital.
Historic Davidge Hall was the site of Match Day festivities for the
As they waited for noon, the designated time to begin handing out Match letters, students, families and friends heard a presentation on the rich history of the school by Milford Foxwell, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Foxwell's tales of deadly student duels, historic patients and famous (or sometimes infamous) graduates entertained the crowd, but there was still much fidgeting, as shaky students waited for word on their futures. Finally it was envelope time, and student names were pulled from a special box and called at random, one by one.
Amanda Kramer couldn't help getting emotional when she learned she and husband Brad had received a successful "couples match" to Case Western Children's Hospital in
Claudia Viens was so excited she was still shaking a half hour after learning she'd gotten her first choice,
Thirty-six members of the class will continue their training at the
When their names were called, students added their signatures to the school's honor book, a leather-bound volume signed by all medical students in their first year and their final year, pledging to maintain integrity throughout their careers in medicine. As members of the bicentennial year class, each student also received a copy of the book, "University of Maryland School of Medicine: The First Two Centuries" from author Larry Pitroff, executive director of the Medical Alumni Association. As a reward for her patience, the final student to receive an envelope was given the bag into which each student had tossed a small monetary donation – money that is traditionally used for a post-Match celebration.
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Paula Yellon will also do her residency at UMMC.
There were many smiles and shouts of joy as envelopes were opened.
Sarah Morgan was the first to learn her future.
Historic Davidge Hall is the setting for the Match Day celebration.
Dr. Plotnick babysits for a student signing the honor book.