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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Khalilah Dann, who matched in Family Medicine, will be heading to the University of North Carolina with her husband and son.
Historic Davidge Hall was the site of Match Day festivities March 20, when the
The Match uses a computer algorithm that aligns the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at
At Davidge Hall, the envelopes were handed out by tuxedo-clad Assistant Deans of Student Affairs Michael Plaut, PhD, and Joseph Martinez, MD, with help from Gina Madrinan-Perez, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. "My own Match Day was 10 ago to the day," remembered
One by one each student was called to the front to accept a Match envelope. "I matched in OB/Gyn," revealed Laura Silverstein, who will remain at the University of Maryland Medical Center. "I was so nervous coming in, and it was such a relief to finally get my envelope and see where I was going to be.
Sarah Eby and Eric Buchner were thrilled to get a couples match to their first choice, the
Joining them at
Dana Neutze is headed a bit further south. "I’m going
Chris Mitchell had no such problems. Having received an early Match to the Mayo Clinic, where he will study Urology, "it was already over for me," he explained. "But it was fun watching everyone else, how nervous and excited they were."
Sarah Mathew learned she is heading north to Penn, her first choice. "I was actually fairly calm," said Mathew, who was flanked by her mom and dad as she awaited the good news. "I just wanted to get my envelope."
Clarence Lam, who found out he'll be staying in
Upon getting their envelopes, each student was also given a copy of "The Future of Medicine: Megatrends in Healthcare That Will Improve Your Quality of Life" by Stephen Schimpff, a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine. After an hour full of squeals of delight and sighs of relief, all but one envelope had been handed out. As a reward for his patience, Parijat Didolkar, the final student to receive his envelope, was given the bag into which each student had tossed a small monetary donation as he/she was handed their Match letters – money that is traditionally used for an after-Match celebration.
Gina Madrinan-Perez, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, prepares the envelopes for distribution.
The future is no longer a mystery for Dana Neutze and her family. She's heading to North Carolina.
Talita Jordan was more than a little excited about matching at Children's National Medical Center in DC, where she'll specialize in Pediatrics.
Sarah Mathew's parents were with her when she learned she'd matched in Surgery at Penn.
Dina Himelfarb was cheered on by husband Michael and son Jack as she learned she'd matched to Rhode Island Hospital at Brown University.
Having Mom and Dad by her side made the day less nerve-wracking for Laura Silverstein, who will be staying at UMMC.