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Match Day 2014
At noon on Friday, March 21, fourth-year medical students from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and all across the country learned where they will begin residency programs this summer.
Match Day is a rite of passage for graduating medical students, who will spend the next stage of their medical training in a three-to-seven year residency program, which offers hands-on training in a specific discipline. Meet three medical students from Johns Hopkins who found out where they're going on Match Day.
Kimberley Lee was matched with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Kim was born in Jamaica and has always wanted to attend Johns Hopkins. Kim wants to be an oncologist, which means that her first residency will need to be in internal medicine.
Kim would like to eventually work in a holistic cancer center where she can focus on palliative care. “Oncology brings the best of medicine and primary care. It allows you get to know the patients and their families well and help them. The impact you can have on an individual/family is overwhelming,” she says.
Luis Murillo was matched with Reading Hospital Medical Center.
Luis would like to focus on family medicine and health care delivery in rural environments. Luis hoped to be matched with a small community-based residency program close to his home in Lancaster, Pa.
He has dreamed of becoming a doctor since he was in high school. Graduating from medical school, he says, is the first graduation that will actually mean something.
In the future, Luis has his sights set on international medicine. He plans to go abroad and establish health clinics in disadvantaged countries.
Janaki Pakaradevan was matched with Baylor College of Medicine.
Janaki, President of the Medical Student Senate, would like to pursue a pediatric residency. Janaki was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Minnesota.
She enjoys pediatrics because it allows her get to know her patients and their families. Doctors who see patients as children get to steer them toward healthy lifestyles.
Janaki envisions herself working with a medical school or residency program in the future because she is very grateful for the strong teaching and mentoring staff at Johns Hopkins. In doing so, she hopes to help the next generation of doctors.
Match Day 2014
Johns Hopkins' annual Match Day celebration took place on the second floor of the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building. The students, along with family members, friends and mentors gathered for a brief program leading up to the dramatic countdown at noon, when students learned which hospital and specialty program has accepted them for their residency.