Today, graduating medical students throughout the nation will find out where they will go for their residency to launch their careers. For a lot of med school students around the country — and especially in Baltimore where we have some pretty high-powered med students — it is a day full of joy and anticipation.
The Hub, the news center for all things Hopkins, reports that Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine marks the day, known as Match Day, with a celebration in the Armstrong Medical Education Building. Students, along with family members, friends, and mentors, will gather for brunch at 10:45 a.m., and at noon, they will open envelopes telling them which hospitals and specialty programs have accepted them for their residency.
“Some of the most popular specialty areas among this year’s graduates are general internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, and general surgery,” says Thomas Koenig, M.D, associate dean for student affairs at the School of Medicine. “After training in those and other disciplines, many go on to fellowships in specialized areas of medicine, such as cardiology and pulmonology—or they may pursue training in surgical subspecialties, such as vascular or thoracic surgery.”