The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) held its annual Match Day celebration on Friday, March 17, with an incredible 166 medical students matching to residencies across the state and nation.
Match Day is the date each year when participating fourth-year medical students learn where they will be completing their medical residencies, and in what specialties, following graduation. UNE’s event was part of Match Day celebrations across the nation, as students vying for slots in the National Residency Match Program found out their placements.
At noon exactly, students in the UNE COM Class of 2023 opened envelopes containing their residency placements, surrounded by their closest friends and family. There were collective cheers of joy amid happy tears and toasts with champagne.
“For you, this has been a lot of years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication,” Jane Carreiro, D.O., vice president for Health Affairs and dean of UNE COM, told students in her opening remarks. “Ahead of you are great opportunities, many successes, lots of learning, and lots of growth. You folks have so many wonderful attributes, and your knowledge and your skills are incredible. The world is yours.”