With four years of medical school almost behind them, students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine found out Friday where they will begin the next phase of their training.
It's a tradition called Match Day that takes place every year on the same day across the nation, thanks to computer technology and the National Resident Matching Program. At an appointed time, students tear into an individual envelope to find out where they will spend their residency, which can last from three to seven years. Behind each match is a story of hard work, hope for a brighter future and determination to make the world a better place.
Again this year, representatives of both schools were on hand and sent CultureMap some of the students' very personal stories.
Baylor College of Medicine class president Zheng Ben Ma rips open the Match Board, revealing the envelopes that indicate where each medical student will go on to pursue his or her residency training. Ma matched in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.