Medical students celebrate their hard work on Match Day
EL PASO (KTSM) — The students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine were among those who participated in Match Day.
Medical students across the U.S. clutched onto their envelopes as their awaited to see where they will be going for their residency.
The envelopes were all opened at 9 a.m. Pacific time, and inside was the name of the place students will be spending the next several years.
“I’m very excited,” said Aman Ali, student. Ali and 52 of his colleagues were all restless as they held the envelopes and waited until 10 a.m.
“I can’t believe I matched at my number one program,” said Ali, after opening his envelope. It revealed he will be going to Methodist Houston to be a surgeon.
Kathryn Horn, associate dean for student affairs said students applied anywhere from 10 to 17 places. Horn also said she was proud of this second graduating class.
“We have people who have residency in all kinds of specialties. From family medicine, to internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dermatology. We have it all across the specialties and the country,” Horn said.
Students will graduate in May