Match Day Tradition Continues
Sasrutha Wickramasinghe and his
wife, Dinoo Wickramasinghe, celebrate his receiving his
first-choice residency: Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Photo by Keith Weller
By Eric Vohr
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Although the majority of the nation's fourth-year
medical students can go online to find out
which residencies are theirs, the
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine continues
its ritual of gathering and opening official letters in the
presence of classmates, professors and loved ones.
Promptly at noon on March 19, the National Residency
Matching Program's Match Day 2009, the
students — who had already rank-ordered lists of
medical centers and hospitals, completed lengthy
paperwork and sat for interviews — simultaneously
opened envelopes to learn where they will do
"Match Day is one of those memorable milestones in
medical school careers," says Thomas
Koenig, associate dean for student affairs. "It's a chance
for us as a school to celebrate our students'
achievements and to look ahead to their even greater
accomplishments in the years to come.
Wherever they match, they will always be considered
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