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MATCH DAY MADNESS AT TUSM
March 15, 2013
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Hundreds of eyes turn to the large digital countdown clock hanging on the wall in the lobby of the Medical Education Research Building. At the podium, Larry Kaiser, MD, Dean of Temple’s School of Medicine, begins counting backward.
6, 5 … The room takes a collective breath.
A brief pause occurs while hundreds of white envelopes are ripped open. Then … pandemonium. Hugs. Cheers. High fives. Tears. Gasps. Screams. Laugher. Disbelief. More tears. Fist bumps. Smiles. All are occurring simultaneously in the tightly packed room.
“Tarheels, baby!!” screams one student, who will be going to North Carolina for his residency.
“This whole experience was anxious…overwhelming…exciting,” says Theresa Colberg, who matched with Beth Israel Medical Center for Psychiatry.
As things begin to calm down, students make their way over to a large bulletin board that holds a map of the United States. Each grabs a small star sticker and places it on the city where they will spend the next several years of their lives in training.
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