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Nearly 200 Tar Heels at the UNC School Medicine took a giant step forward in their careers this week. On Friday, March 18, students learned where the National Resident Matching Program matched them for their residency training.

For four years, students at the UNC School of Medicine have worked toward “Match Day” — the day they learn where they will work as resident physicians for the next several years, honing their specialized medical skills. On Friday, March 18, they reached that milestone and began their next chapter.

This year’s class had a 93% match rate and 30% of students are staying in North Carolina for their training. Students matched in 24 different specialties and will be traveling to 32 different states plus Washington, D.C.

While Match Day was a virtual celebration this year, you can visit this website to find messages from leadership, Match Day results, and a collection of Tweets and Facebook posts with #UNCSOMMatch from students as they found out where they will be spending their residency.

You can visit this website to learn more about Match Day and read the stories of four specific medical students and the unique paths that led them to Match Day. The students featured are Brandon Feaster, Caitlin Eason, Josh Ewy and Aletheia Burrell.

Congratulations students!