A student reaches for her envelope during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
A student reaches for her envelope during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Students grab their envelopes during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Students grab their envelopes during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Deborah Martinez reacts after opening up her envelope aside her husband, Daniel, and their son, Anthony, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019.
Deborah Martinez reacts after opening up her envelope aside her husband, Daniel, and their son, Anthony, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019.
Medical students celebrate during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Medical students celebrate during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Medical student Kristin Pascoe, center, celebrates with fellow students, Zach Solomon, left, and Rafael Lima, right, during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. All three matched to residencies in Chicago.
Medical student Kristin Pascoe, center, celebrates with fellow students, Zach Solomon, left, and Rafael Lima, right, during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. All three matched to residencies in Chicago.
A student pins her location on a map during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
A student pins her location on a map during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
Medical students gather to take their group photo during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
Medical students gather to take their group photo during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019. In all, 158 fourth-year medical students from the program were matched with residencies.
From left, Drew Dixson, Yakira Alford, Uyi Aisueni, and O’Brian Mbakwe, stand with a large cutout in support of their friend during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
From left, Drew Dixson, Yakira Alford, Uyi Aisueni, and O’Brian Mbakwe, stand with a large cutout in support of their friend during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
The Match Day poster is reflected in the sunglasses of Brenda Anderson as she waits in support of her daughter, Elizabeth Anderson, during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
The Match Day poster is reflected in the sunglasses of Brenda Anderson as she waits in support of her daughter, Elizabeth Anderson, during Match Day at Baylor College of Medicine on March 15, 2019.
Raheim Turner, left, celebrates with Lisa Hanna, right, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019.
Raheim Turner, left, celebrates with Lisa Hanna, right, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019.
Charlie Wan, left, with girlfriend, Angela Liang, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019. Each student puts one dollar in the jar and the last person who is called to receive an envelope also snags the money.
Charlie Wan, left, with girlfriend, Angela Liang, during Match Day at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School on March 15, 2019. Each student puts one dollar in the jar and the last person who is called to receive an envelope also snags the money.
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Match Day excitement abounds as medical students learn the locations of their residencies

UTHealth, Baylor and UTMB students find out where they will train

Match Day excitement abounds as medical students learn the locations of their residencies

Each year, nearly 40,000 fourth-year medical students compete for about 30,000 residency positions across the country. National Match Day, held annually on the third Friday in March, is the culmination of countless hours of studying and memorizing medical terms as well as attending lectures, working in laboratories and circulating through clinical rotations. On March 15, 2019, students from UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found out where they will train for their residencies. (Photos by TMC Pulse photojournalist Cody Duty)

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