We came, we saw, we matched
Tears, hugs, and cheers filled the medical school atrium as the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Class of 2019, along with other fourth-year medical students across the country, learned their Residency Match on Friday, March 15. The letters included the student’s location and specialty of the residency program where they will train for the next three to seven years.
This year, Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology, Medical Education received the Outstanding Classroom Educator Award and Trent Reed, DO, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education was the recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Educator Award. These honors are voted on by the M4 class. Interim Dean Sam Marzo, MD, shared his story of his own Match Day: “I didn’t match… but look where I am now! I stuck it out and did general surgery and eventually got into otolaryngology and was a resident here at Loyola… never say no to any opportunity.”