Graduating medical students celebrate residency placements

Foster School of Medicine students celebrate new residencies on'Match Day

These Quinnipiac students joined medical students across the country on Friday who took part in ceremonies associated with the National Resident Marching Program, which is a non-profit organization established in 1952 designed for matching the preferences of applicants for US residency positions.

The soon to be graduating fourth-year students pin their future hopes on making a match in the specialty and hospital setting that will shape their future. Instead they rank applicants in order of preference.

Former NFL player, FSU football All-American and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle matched in the Harvard Medical School neurosurgery program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ceremuga says, "I wasn't nervous until this morning and I was shaking when I opened my letter, but I got my number one pick, which was Omaha, the pediatric program at the University of Nebraska and Medical Center in Omaha, so I'm pretty ecstatic to get to go there and learn the next couple of years".

"I am very proud again to see our students successfully match in wonderful programs throughout the country", said College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty.

Whatever their individual dreams may be, UVM's medical students from the class of 2017 start in on them now.

"Many communities, including rural and low-income areas, often have problems attracting physicians to meet their health care needs".

For some graduates, practicing medicine runs in the family.

"Unfortunately, he passed away, but I know wherever he is, he'll be happy", Chopan said of his choice to pursue plastic surgery.

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