Match Day, when medical students are matched with the residency program they will begin after graduation, is the culmination of four years of hard work and sacrifice.
It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.
Click on the stories below to learn more about our medical students and their journey to Match Day.
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Even during her toughest days of medical school, when long nights of studying turned into long days on her feet in the hospital, one thing kept Stephanie Nwagwu going: her passion to care for underserved communities.
It’s a passion that led to several twists and turns during her medical school career, including taking a year off to earn a master’s in public health (MPH) at Harvard University, and being promoted to national chairperson of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), an organization she first joined as an undergraduate at Baylor University in Texas.
For anyone who’s never done two-a-days in the August heat or faced down an opposing defensive lineman, the parallels between a football field and a health care clinic might not seem immediately obvious
But for Troy Kincaid, a fourth-year student in the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine, those parallels are a significant part of what drew him to medicine: the symbiosis and teamwork, the planning and follow-through, the challenges that require stamina, persistence, and steady determination.