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School of Medicine graduating students discover where country roads will take them next

More than 100 West Virginia University School of Medicine graduating medical students across three campuses opened envelopes Friday afternoon and learned where their medical journey will take them next.

Match Day is the national day when fourth-year medical students learn where they will spend the next several years training as resident physicians.

WVU held Match Day at Erickson Alumni Center with remarks from Dean Clay Marsh, followed by the envelope distribution.

Campuses in Charleston and Martinsburg also held Match Day events.

Match Day is the culmination of years of hard work for medical students nationwide.

Up until Match Day, final-year medical students complete numerous applications and interviews at specialty residency programs of their choice.

Students rank the places where they would like to continue their medical training. The residency programs rank the applicants. The information is entered into the National Resident Matching Program, which uses an algorithm to produce a list of “matches.”