Media converges on UMMS for Match Day fervor

By Lisa Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

March 18, 2013
  Vincent Minichiello, second from right, spoke to Charter TV 3 about his Match Day hopes.

The jubilant shrieks of excitement as fourth-year UMass Medical School students ripped open their residency envelopes on Match Day were heard from Boston to Springfield Friday, as journalists from the Boston Globe, the Worcester Telegram, Charter TV 3, New England Cable News and the Republican of Springfield covered the event in words, photographs and video.


“You have no idea how happy I am right now,” UMMS student Jesse Columbo told the Republican, after learning he landed his top choice, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for vascular surgery. “This is a culmination of everything I’ve been working for; exactly what I wanted to do, exactly where I wanted to do it; I couldn’t be happier.”

One hundred and twenty-one UMMS graduating medical students—along with throngs of their families and friends—gathered in the Albert Sherman Center for the event. Fourth-year students across the country assemble on the same day at the same time to open envelopes revealing where they will spend their residencies, determined by the National Resident Matching Program.

Here’s how the media covered Match Day at UMMS:

Twin sisters a perfect match on Match Day
Boston Globe – March 16, 2013

Belchertown's Jesse Columbo joins other students being matched with medical centers
The Republican – March 15, 2013

Happy faces as medical students learn their next move
Worcester Telegram and Gazette – March 16, 2013

It’s ‘Match Day’ at UMass Medical School
NECN – March 16, 2013

Mike Cronin reports on UMMS annual Match Day event
Charter TV 3 – March 18, 2013

Match Day 2013 Across the Country
MedPage Today – March 17, 2013

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