“Match Day is a wonderful opportunity for our students, filled with excitement and joy and a lot of anticipation,” says Andrew Filak, MD, dean of the College of Medicine and interim senior vice president for health affairs at UC. “Our Match Day ceremony at UC is tremendously inclusive for the students. They bring their significant others, their families and some parents come. It is a wonderful occasion and a great celebration.”
Rosado and Crawford say their respective families will be watching the big day’s activities. Crawford says his family will be at UC while Rosado, whose family resides on Long Island in New York, will watch via live streaming.
“It is a very exciting time and I will be looking forward to knowing where I will be spending the next four to five years of my life hopefully matching into orthopedic surgery,” says Crawford. “At the same time there is a little bit of nerves. Everyone puts in their rank list and some people have 10 places ranked and some people have 20. “I think everyone is excited, but also nervous to find out where we will be going.
“I think my favorite part of Match Day at UC is everyone gets their own moment. We spend four years together studying and all the hard hours cramming for all the licensure exams. Every person gets his or her own moment to be on the stage and be really excited about where they will spend residency.”
This year, Filak will pull the first envelope for the class, with Aurora Bennett, MD, associate dean of student affairs, and Bruce Giffin, PhD, associate dean for medical education, pulling the rest of the envelopes.
“Match Day is the culmination of the many hours that students dedicate to studying, patient care, research and community service in preparation for transitioning to specialized training in their chosen field of medicine,” explains Bennett. “According to the NRMP, approximately 84 percent of medical students will match to one of their top four programs in the nation.
“The faculty and staff that taught and supported them throughout medical school share in their anticipation of the match outcome,” says Bennett. “We have experienced the full gamut of their disappointments and achievements throughout medical school so it is an emotional experience for us as well. We also know that graduation is around the corner and, yes, we will miss them but we will proudly watch where they go next, and the impact they will have on health care as our alumni.”
UC’s Match Day will be streamed online at http://med.uc.edu/matchday
UC Academic Health Center will post Match Day photos via Twitter @UCHealthNews using the hashtag #CincyMatch2019. Also, follow the College of Medicine Office of Admissions Instagram account for Match Day coverage at @Cincinnati_Medicine.
Spectators can also follow the event on Snapchat. Visit https://www.snapchat.com/add/uofcincy to add the main UC account and receive snaps/view stories on Match Day.