Resident applicants at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership gathered March 17 at noon in George Hall at the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event marking the next step in their medical careers.
Sealed envelopes addressed to individual students were dropped from lanterns for each of the members of the Class of 2017, and inside each envelope was a personal letter revealing where the student will pursue his or her postgraduate medical education. Above: Amelita Woodruff celebrates with family and friends after learning that she received a residency appointment in the family medicine program at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Florida.
“This is the fourth successful match here in Athens at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership,” said Dr. Shelley Nuss, campus dean for the medical partnership. “The accomplishments of the 41 MCG students that spent the majority of their time learning medicine at the Partnership have landed them at top-tier residency programs across the U.S. They will be going to 18 different states in 18 different specialties with 32 percent staying in Georgia and 40 percent joining primary care programs. Thank you to the faculty, administrators, staff and mentors in our community who have devoted their time to educating our future physicians.”