March 17, 2023
Private ceremony 11 a.m., students and invited guests 
Public ceremony 12:30 p.m., livestreamed


Jefferson Center
541 Luck Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016


Angelica Witcher at angelicaw@vt.edu

Class of 2023 Match Day

Fourth-year students will discover the location and clinical area in which they will begin their residency. This celebration is the culmination of four years of study. Envelopes are handed out during the private ceremony, indicating the residency that matched with each student.

During the public ceremony, students will share their next adventure with their classmates and guests.  

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[Dean Lee Learman]: Class of 2023. I can speak for the entire school when I say, we are so proud of you, we are brimming with excitement and we are confident in your success as residents and in your careers in medicine to follow. 

[Aubrey Knight, senior dean for student affairs]: Match Day is arguably more eagerly anticipated than graduation for the 43 people that are sitting before me. I'm pleased to inform you that 100% of the class of 2023 have matched into categorical residency positions. 

[Video sound of students counting down]: five four three two one. Students cheering as they open their envelopes. 

[Dean Learman]: We're just so proud of our class of 2023. 100% match rate. Over ten per cent staying right here at Carilion VTC. I can't tell you how joyous I am about these outcomes. 

[Aubrey Knight]: Literally the places they matched or a who's who in a well-respected academic medical center. 

[Oscar Alcoreza]: We're going to Brigham. 

[Aubrey Knight]: It is an incredible match. A new bar has been set by this class.

[Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme]: It's just hard. It's hard to describe, honestly, this is one of the first times I'm at a loss for words. 

[Satya Vedula]: I'm speechless. I'm excited. I couldn't have asked for a better place to go. 

[Shashank Somasundaram]: I am over the moon. I never thought it was going to happen, but I'm so excited. 

[Alyssa Vassallo]: It's still soaking in. It still feels very surreal right now. 

[Rebekah Sayre]: I don't think I could have gone any better.

[Musical interlude with students sharing their match signs]

[Aubrey Knight]: Congratulations class of 2023 on matching, and matching, so well. I'm so proud of you.

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Accessibility at the Jefferson Center

Handicapped accessible seating is available inside Shaftman Performance Hall in Row L and Row X. Wheelchair seating is also available. Please inform the event contact person if you require a wheelchair space. Disabled facilities are available in all rest rooms in Jefferson Center and disabled parking is available at the main entrance in the parking circle, as well as in the main Jefferson Center lot located on Luck Avenue. Visit the Jefferson Center Box Office website for more information about their accommodations.