McGovern Medical School Match Day 2017

McGovern Medical School Match Day, St. Patrick’s
Day, 2017. Dr. Barbara Stoll, Dean, McGovern Medical
School. I’m delighted to be here today at Match Day,
the culmination of four wonderful years in medical school. We’re lucky that the stars are aligned. We have a beautiful, sunny day. Family and friends are here. Exciting moment for our students. Today’s our Match Day. It’s the day we find out where we are gonna
be and also what type of doctors we are gonna be. My name is Nadia Oberhaught. I’m a fourth year medical student, matching
into Internal Medicine and this is Mr. Poe. I got him my first year of medical school
and he was my study companion all through this, so he’s here with me at the end. Everybody here knows that they got into something,
into the field they applied to, they just don’t know where, so there’s a feeling of
relief that we’re going to be starting something, there’s an excitement, we’re going to be some
type of doctor, there is also the nervousness of where we’re going to be. (Singing) We’re only one page away. We’ll be there to save the day. For our students who spent the last four years preparing for today, this is probably the most important day for a medical student. Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, I should wish you all “the luck of the Irish” and I will be the first person to put my dollar in. Thanks to all the friends and families for coming. It’s exciting to see all of ya’lls faces here on this huge, huge day for everyone. Thank you. Thank you. I matched to Emory for PM&R. I’m so excited. I matched to Baylor for both my prelim year and for my Opthalmology training and these are my parents who supported me the whole way through. I’m very grateful. Shout out to Alex Baker Ontoo. They made this and I don’t know why I was the last person, but, but that the best ever, for sure. I matched to Houston Methodist Neurosurgery. Eight months ago I almost quit med school I was just, I didn’t feel like I could do it anymore. In my marriage, things were falling apart. Then my wife left me with three boys. It was just so much, and I felt like I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t do the work that it would take to become a neurosurgeon. My mom, my father, the deans, everyone told me to stick through it. To keep pushing. To keep fighting, and I did. I’m trying not to cry again, but it’s…I can’t believe that I made it

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