Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- It’s a moment medical students have been working toward for years. Friday was Match Day for medical students all over the country. Match Day is when they learn where they’ll be headed for their residency.
Nervous energy filled a jam packed auditorium in Weiskotten Hall as their fate rested inside a white envelope. One by one they were handed out to 145 medical students and all at the same time they were ripped open.
“It’s kind of one of those surreal moments where you can’t believe you’ve actually finally gotten there. You have the envelope. It’s amazing,” said Sam Schuler who’s headed to Boston Medical Center.
“I feel very blessed that we got to be there. It’s a wonderful place. It’s a great place to raise a family. It’s hard to leave this area, but it’s where we’re supposed to be, I guess,” said John Quaresima who found out he’ll be headed to Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.
"It’s definitely a little nerve wracking. I know he's been working very, very hard and we've been praying about it and we knew that whatever was in that envelope was going to be the best for our family. It’s very nice to finally have an answer so we can start making plans and moving forward, but we're very, very excited,” said Jennie Quaresima.
It turns out 19 of the students from this medical class will stay here in Syracuse and do their residency at University Hospital. Six other medical students are their way to becoming residents at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.