As graduation season slowly approaches, many students are left to plan their next steps after college. For many medical students, the next destination was obvious, but whether they would be accepted was unclear until they opened their envelopes on Match Day.
Surrounded by their friends and families, four-year Temple medical students gathered with their placement envelopes in hand for Match Day. According to Dean Larry Kaiser of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the day is one of the most important days in their lives.
“Match Day is the culmination of their medical education, at least the first part of it because it’s the time now they move on to their post-graduate education, the residency,” explains Kaiser.
The students interviewed at a variety of programs and made selections on where they hope to go after graduation. The envelopes held the acceptance letter to the program they were matched with.
After much anticipation, the time came for students to open up their envelopes and discover their residency placement for the first time.
Screams erupted as students in the lobby of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine read the letters.
“It’s the best moment ever. Of our lives pretty much,” students Kelsey Roe and Kate Donches excitedly stated. “What we’ve been working for for four years and we both got our first choices, which is out of this world.”
As these students head across the country into the next chapter of their lives, they have one thing in common. They are all Temple Made.