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2018 Match Day

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[Cynda Johnson, founding dean]: Welcome to March match madness! Celebrating residency match day for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine class of 2018 -  of course our best class yet. 

[Aubrey Knight, senior dean for student affairs]: Class of 2018, may you hold firm to that which has gotten you this far, and may you'd let loose of that which constrains you. Here's to your success happiness and impact on the world. Cheers. You can open your envelopes.

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[Student]: Then when I open the envelope I just I think all my emotions came out and I was so overwhelmed and I just cried like a little baby that they were just happy tears but I'm glad that that wait is finally over and I'm more especially happy that it's where I want to be. It's was my number one place. 

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[Student]: [Announces: I'll be doing general surgery and diagnostic radiology in Penn State, Hershey.] I had been waiting waiting for this day for so long and my son, he want to go to the Hershey chocolate world today. Like right away. [Addressing her son: You too right?]

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  • I will be doing general surgery at the University of California-Irvine

[Zack]: [Announces: My boyfriend whose name is also Zack and I will be going to Seattle for University of Washington for orthopaedic surgery.] Everybody is laughing and crying and hugging each other and I mean I can't imagine something more exciting or exhausting.

  • I'm gonna be staying right here with Connor Pups and for VTC pedes
  • My fiance Zack and I will be moving to Nashville Tennessee to do my OBGYN residency at Vanderbilt
  • I'll be going to Richmond, Virginia for a year of [inaudible] medicine and then I'm taking my talents to sunny Charleston, South Carolina for diagnostic radiology at MUSC.
  • I'll be doing orthopedic surgery residency at Stony Brook.

[Aubrey Knight]: We had a number of students in this year's match that were applying to specialties that are on the competitive side of things and those students all got the specialty of first choice. They... we had we had three students applying orthopedics we had students apply in plastic surgery and Otolaryngology and and those are not easy matches and they all did quite quite well. We are entering into three new states that we've never sent a graduate into to New Hampshire, Colorado, and Indiana so we we've I think done done quite well.

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