Medical College of Wisconsin students learn futures at "Match Day"
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – It was a day four years in the making for medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Friday was “Match Day” the day when students find out where they will serve their post-graduate residency. Students have been applying for residency programs for months. They will spend three years in residency training in certain specialties.
A student from California is heading back to his home state. He says Match Day is one of the greatest days of his life.
“I almost had like blurry vision at first. My hands were shaking and I couldn’t even open it and I looked immediately down and I was just like, had this rush of emotion and satisfaction. I hugged my brother and nearly broke down in tears, to be honest. It's a moment I'll never forget," medical student Shawn Ershadi said.
The National Residency Matching Program uses a computer to pair students with programs. Matches were released to all medical students across the country Friday.