College of Medicine students discover their futures at Match Day

March 17, 2011

Fourth-year medical students from Penn State College of Medicine joined medical students across the country in discovering where they will spend their residencies. The event, known as Match Day, was held at Hershey Country Club. It included a countdown to the moment when more than 140 Penn State medical students ripped open the envelopes that held their futures. The moment was marked by cheers, hugs and tears. To see photos from the event, visit online.

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 has been 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.

  • One by one, medical students were called up to the front of the room to receive their envelopes. To see photos from the event, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Darrell Peterson

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Last Updated March 23, 2011