Flint medical students learn where they will go for residencies

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FLINT (WJRT) - (03/20/15) - Thirty-one medical students in Flint learned on Friday where they will go for their residencies.

The students from the Michigan State University School of Human Medicine at the Flint campus participated in a special ceremony they call 'Match Madness.'

It's the first time for Match Madness at MSU's new location in Flint.

"This is where all the senior medical students across the country find out where they're going for the next three to five years," said John Molidor, MSU College of Human Medicine assistant dean.

There's a little tension as they wait for noon and envelope opening time.

"So nervous. I've never been more nervous in my life. I was like sweating. Really terrified and then I opened my envelope and I'm so happy. I got everything I've been working for. So I'm going to University of Texas-Austin for dermatology. I have a spot. I'm going to get my long white coat. People are going to call me 'doctor.' It's all coming together," said Rachel Holtsmann-McGandrow.

Another resident learned when he opened his envelope he'll be headed to South Bend with his wife and daughter.

"It's pretty nerve-wracking, but when I finally opened it, it was all worthwhile in the end," said Jon Vida.

Now they have to say goodbye, pack up and prepare for some exciting adventures.

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