It’s Match Day for medical students at GW and across the nation
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
It’s Match Day for medical students across the country.
It’s the day students find out where they will do their residency and begin their hospital lives.
"It’s so overwhelming, I mean I'm nervous, but it's a nervous excitement," said Adrianne Lazer, minutes before the emotional reveal.
"Sometimes I feel like this is the best day of my life, and other times it could possibly change my whole future," said Eussera El-Magbri.
It was a whirlwind of emotion as fourth-year medical students at George Washington University revealed what their future holds.
"You interview all over the country and you're hoping you match at your number one choice and thank God that I did," said Marcus Mitchell, who received a perfect match.
Tears rolled down Mitchell’s face as he learned he will be staying close to his family. He will be heading to Johns Hopkins to become an Anesthesiologist.
Each student received an envelope with their match, and at noon they opened them simultaneously. Room 101 inside Ross Hall erupted with cheers, and tears started flowing. There were 183 students who took part in the Match Day celebration, and 100% of the Class of 2017 at GW is moving on to residency training.
For Jay Lee and Jeanette Fong, it's a medical love story. The couple has been dating for three years and now they're heading to the same hospital in California.
"I'm mostly happy that we're together since we were so unsure that we were actually going to get a program together," Fong said.
"I feel great and I think it's going to get better as the day goes on," Lee said.
It was pivotal moment for GW students and thousands of others graduating med school across the country.
“Today is just a milestone,” El-Magbri said.