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Match Day for local medical students held at Hilton Garden Inn

RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WAOW) — Medical College of Wisconsin students found out Friday where they’ll be going for their residencies.

It’s called, “Match Day.”

The event was Harry Potter themed, meaning students and staff donned a variety of cloaks, wigs, and wands. A sorting-hat introduced the students in front of family and friends. They read aloud a note which revealed their residency location.

Students will spend the next three or more years at locations across the country. They said they can’t wait.

“After we graduate with our MDs we have to do a residency before we can practice,” said Gina Groshek, whose specialty is family medicine, “So it’s a big next step.”

“Yeah,” added Alex Huml, whose specialty is internal medicine, “I think we’re just excited to see where our next step is and where this path leads us.”

Inaugural class

This was the first class of medical students for the central Wisconsin campus of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The 13 students entered the program in July 2016.

“What we’ve done here is bring together local talent with the Medical College of Wisconsin to create a true medical school here,” said Dr. John Raymond, President of the Medical College of Wisconsin, “And these pioneering students are the first graduates that we’re going to have.”

“This is an important day for northern Wisconsin,” said Lisa Dodson, Dean of the central Wisconsin campus, “Many of these students will come back and practice here in some of the most needed specialties. Like family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. And so we’re really, really happy to finally see the culmination of a lot of years of work come to fruition.”

Curtis Aderholdt

A WAOW photo journalist since December 2014.

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