Medical students celebrate Match Day in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Friday marked a big day for medical students in the area. It was Match Day.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m from Rockford, Illinois originally and coming back here for medical school was kind of unexpected and now I’m going into Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,” said U of I College of Medicine graduate, Erin Braun.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford hosted its annual Match Day ceremony. It is where students find out where they will spend at least the next three years of their medical training in residency programs across the country. More than 40 students involved in different areas like family medicine, orthopedic surgery and pediatrics, learned where they will be going.

“What makes it so special is that these individuals have devoted their lives to the field of medicine. And they now know what area of medicine they’re going to be in,” said Alex Stagnaro-Green, Regional Dean at the U of I College of Medicine in Rockford.

Some of the places students will go to include the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Mayo Clinical School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester and The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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