100% of students matched to residency programs at Virginia Tech Carilion

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - One of the most exciting days of the year for medical students across the nation is Match day 2016.

It's a traditional ceremony at medical schools. Graduating students find out if and where they were matched with residency programs.

Students at Virginia Tech Carilion research institute opened their envelopes at noon Friday.

100% of students were matched and very excited with their programs. Dean of VTC School of Medicine, Cynda Johnson, says this match determines the start and shape of their careers.

"It's very important, and they work very hard for this day to be able to go through their career and see what it is in the four years of medical school to see whats the best match for them," Johnson said.

Each student matched was called to the stage to pin a marker on a giant map of the U.S. where he or she will go for residency.

The map will be hung in the library.

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