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Medical Partnership students learn residency locations on Match Day

Athens, Ga. – Thirty-nine students in the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Class of 2015 learned at Match Day today where they will be spending their residencies.

Match Day, which took place in George Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, is an annual event celebrating the next step these students will take in their medical careers. Thirty-nine sealed envelopes addressed to individual students were displayed on a table for each of the class members, and inside each envelope was a personal letter revealing where the student will pursue his or her postgraduate education.

The students previously had participated 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 are 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.

Following are the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership students, the institution where they will be doing their residency, and the program name:

• Roberto Aguilera, Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, medicine-emergency medicine.
• Theodora Brandon, Jackson Memorial Hospital (Florida), medicine-pediatrics.
• Brian Brewer, GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, internal medicine.
• Wesley Bryson, PG1 Trident Medical Center (South Carolina), transitional-MUSC.
• Rocco Cannistraro, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, radiology-diagnostic.
• Sylvan Cox, University of New Mexico SOM, internal medicine.
• Saumya Dave, Icahn SOM Beth Israel, psychiatry.
• Logesh Dharmar, Maimonides Medical Center, emergency medicine.
• Jeffrey Donahue, Atlanta Medical Center, orthopaedic surgery.
• Joanna Eldredge, North Shore-LIJ Health System, internal medicine-Lenox Hill.
• Kristina Falkenstrom, Medical College of Georgia, general surgery.
• Nicholas Fitzpatrick, Medical University of South Carolina, pediatrics.
• Gregory Foster, Medical University of South Carolina, anesthesiology.
• Monica Gavaller, Morehouse School of Medicine, internal medicine.
• Nigel George, Denver Health Medical Center, emergency medicine.
• Natalie Giles, Emory University SOM, internal medicine.
• Alexander Guile, Kaiser Permanent-Riverside, family medicine.
• Dave Gupta, Emory University SOM, internal medicine.
• Christopher Jackson, University of Tennessee COM-Memphis, internal medicine.
• Evan Jones, Alaska Family Medicine/Providence Hospital, family medicine.
• Jennifer Kent, LSUHSC-Shreveport, surgery prelim/urology.
• Boris Kovalenko, University of Washington Affiliate Hospitals, orthopaedic surgery.
• Russell Ledford, Johns Hopkins Hospital, internal medicine.
• Ari Levine, Toledo Hospital, family medicine.
• Brett Magner, Oregon Health & Science University, family medicine/Cascades East.
• Matthew Meng, Medical College of Georgia, orthopaedic surgery.
• Andrew Miller, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, internal medicine.
• Sagal Mohamed, University of Tennessee St. Thomas Hospitals, internal medicine/Midtown.
• Thomas Olinger, University of Michigan Hospitals-Ann Arbor, plastic surgery (integrated).
• Courtney Raybon, University of California San Francisco, general surgery.
• Zachery Rohm, PG1 Emory University SOM, med-prelim/neurology; PG2 Emory University SOM, neurology.
• Alison Ruch, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, emergency medicine.
• Andrew Ruege, Greenville Health Systems/University of South Carolina, psychiatry.
• Michael Schecter, Medical University of South Carolina, neurology.
• Benjamin Smith, Medical College of Georgia, emergency medicine.
• Lindsey Sweat, Anderson Area Medical Center (South Carolina), family medicine.
• Eric Wang, PG1 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, surgery-preliminary; PG2 Johns Hopkins University, anesthesiology.