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Match Day: Medical students gather for momentous ceremony

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Jennifer Johnson McEwen
Video of the 2013 Emory Match Day event.
Graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine will congregate on campus for the greatly anticipated Match Day ceremony on Friday, March 21 at noon. The annual event is filled with emotion as the students learn simultaneously where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians.

At the strike of noon, the students tear open small white envelopes naming the destination where they will train as residents.The Emory students are among thousands nationwide who applied for residency positions at US teaching hospitals through the National Residency Match Program that annually matches students with residency programs.

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The social media hashtag for this event is #EmoryMatchDay. Emory will be using this tag on Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere and encourages others to do so. You can follow the event on's social hub or the School of Medicine on Twitter at @EmoryMedicine.