Our Students Had a Great 2020 Match Day (Despite the Coronavirus)

March 20, 2020 by Brian Murphy   |   Leave a Comment

Angela Zeigler, SMD20

To paraphrase Dickens: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. We’re all pretty much up to speed on the latter, let me fill you in on the former.

On March 20, 148 students from the University Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2020 matched to residency programs across the country, 26 of whom will stay in Charlottesville to continue their training at UVA.

Pamela Moore, SMD20

The range of programs to which they matched were highly competitive and I am incredibly proud of both our students and our faculty and staff who have shepherded our students through medical training for the past four years.

Top matches included internal medicine (37), pediatrics (17), anesthesiology (13), emergency medicine (12) obstetrics-gynecology (11), and surgical-general (10). Click here for the full list.

Normally, this post would include dozens upon dozens of photos — smiles and hugs and high-fives; students grasping freshly opened Match Day letters; fun SMD20 Match Day shirts; friends and family cheering; well-earned celebrations after four years of hard work. Unfortunately, because of current circumstances, we could not gather. While I am disappointed that our Match Day tradition could not be honored, I am comforted knowing our students are safer because of the cancelation. We were able to have an online Match Day which many of us were able to join.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020. I wish you luck in your future training.

R.J. Canterbury, MD, MS, DLFAPA
Wilford W. Spradlin Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Education

Jasmine Thompson, SMD20

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Comments (1)

  1. Lawn Care says:

    I appreciate the encouraging tone and perspective in this article. Good to remember that there are still young people movin’ and shakin’ out in the world.

    Love the Dickins quote at the beginning too : )

    Wahoo!

    Jon

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