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Lantern reveal: Medical Partnership students celebrate residency locations on Match Day

Match Day 2016 Ryan
Medical partnership student Ryan Lam

Athens, Ga. – Resident applicants at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership gathered on Friday, March 18, at noon in George Hall at the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event celebrating 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 2016, and inside each envelope was a personal letter revealing where the student will pursue his or her postgraduate medical education.

An annual event, Match Day takes place after students participate in interviews and visits to residency programs in Georgia and across the country. To determine the post-graduation assignments, the students ranked hospitals where they would like to complete residencies, and hospital residency programs ranked the student applicants. The lists were then submitted to the nonprofit organization National Resident Matching Program in Washington, D.C., which uses an algorithm that aligns the choices of the applicants with those of the residency programs.

The final pairings are announced simultaneously across the U.S. at noon on the third Friday in March.

AU/UGA Medical Partnership participants in Match Day 2016 were honored with the following residency appointments, listed by name, residency institution and program name:

• Parth Amin, Atlanta Medical Center, internal medicine
• Brandon Bringuel, University of Alabama Medical Center, internal medicine
• Joshua Campbell, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC), internal medicine
• David Cazares, Medical College of Georgia, pediatrics
• Jane Chung, Medical College of Georgia, general surgery
• Luke Couch, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, general surgery-prelim
• Kalie Deutsch, Emory University School of Medicine, obstetrics-gynecology
• Zachary Doegg, University of Alabama Medical Center, internal medicine
• Samuel Dolezal, Abbott Northwestern (MN), internal medicine
• Leia Edenfield, Maine Medical Center, vascular surgery
• William Galvin, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, emergency medicine
• Samuel Hembree, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (NH), anesthesiology
• David Janeira, Medical College of Georgia, internal medicine
• Andrew Johnson, PG1 Texas A&M, medicine-preliminary; PG2 Texas A&M University, ophthalmology
• Samat Kabani, University of Michigan Hospital, internal medicine
• Brian King, Maine Medical Center, internal medicine
• Joseph Krakowiak, Self Regional Healthcare (SC), family medicine
• Ryan Lam, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, internal medicine
• Charlene Lo, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (GA), internal medicine
• Michael Lou, Loyola University Medical Center (IL), medicine-pediatrics
• Syed Mahmood, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC), internal medicine
• Sallie McSwain, Medical University of South Carolina, obstetrics-gynecology
• Shannon O’Brien, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, otolaryngology
• Gregory Olsen, University of Florida College of Medicine, pathology
• Reed Otten, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, internal medicine
• Thuy-Van Pham, Emory University School of Medicine, internal medicine
• Malinda Schaefer, University of Minnesota Medical School, obstetrics-gynecology
• Forrest Sherman, University of Michigan Hospital, pediatrics
• Lara Smith, Anderson Area Medical Center (SC), family medicine
• Christopher Smith, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (LA), pediatrics
• Jonathan Swanson, Emory University School of Medicine, emergency medicine
• Natalie Swavely, PG1 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, surgery-prelim; PG2 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, urology
• Joseph Vinson, Emory University School of Medicine, psychiatry
• Michael Webber, George Washington University (DC), orthopaedic surgery
• Colton Wood, University of Virginia, family medicine
• Phillip Yun, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (MA), internal medicine
• Courtney Raybon (Class of 2015), Vanderbilt University Medical, radiology-interventional (integrated)