One day, they’ll be full-fledged doctors treating patients in their own practices or at hospitals and physicians offices across the country.
Today, though, they were a bunch of senior medical students preparing to leave the University of South Florida and anxiously waiting to see where they would spend their residency.
Match Day is a long-standing tradition among medical schools across the United States. On that day, students find out at which medical school will spend their residency, or specialized training, which usually lasts for three years or more.
Of the 121 students from USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine, almost 40 percent will will stay in Florida. USF’s Match Day, as usual, was held at Skipper’s Smokehouse.