Fourth-year medical students across the country have learned where they will spend their residencies. For more than 120 students at Penn State College of Medicine, their Match Day event on Friday, March 16, at Hershey Country Club included a countdown to the moment when they ripped open the envelopes that held their futures. That moment was followed by cheers, hugs and tears. (Watch: http://youtu.be/DPmvQKxA0jU)
This is the culmination of a process that began months ago as students visited and evaluated residency programs – and the programs evaluated them. Each student learned whether he or she was successfully ‘matched’ with the residency program of their choice. Some of the students will remain at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center while others will be going to residency programs throughout the country.