Life changing moments during Match Week at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – WCVB Boston

Life changing moments during Match Week at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

We catch-up with physicians we met in 2015 to learn what awaits todays medical students about to embark on their journeys

Updated: 8:40 PM EDT Jun 29, 2021

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ANTHONY: IT IS MATCHEE WK AT UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL. THE THIRD WEEK IN MARCH SIENC -- IN MARCH WHEN EVERY YEAR SINCE 1952, MEDICAL STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY COLLECTIVELY FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE MAHETCD INTO A RESIDENCY PROGRAM. WHERE? THAT REMAINS SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE UNTIL FRIDAY. >> THIS IS CHRONICLE ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. ANTHONY: THIS IS NOTOW H IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. QU IET HALLWAYS, CLOSED CLASSROOMS, EMPTY LECTURE HALLS. UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL, THE STATES FIRST AND ONLY PUBLIC MEDICAL SCHOOL, IS ABOUT TO GRADUATE ITS LARGEST CLASS IN 50 YEARS. >> WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT OUR STUDENTS NEED TO ACCOMPLISH, THEY ARE ALL ON TRACK AND ETH STUDENTS FEEL THEY HAD A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE IN A TIME LIKE NO OTHER. THANONY: WHAT AWAITS THESE STUDEN OTSTHN E VERGE OF LAUNCHING THEIR MEDICAL CAREERS? WHO BETTER TO ASK THAN PAST GRADUATES. IN 2015, WE CHRONICLED SEVERAL STUDENTS AND WITNESSED THEIR MATCH DAY. >> YOU CANNOT OPEN THE ENVELOPES UNTIL I COUNT THEM DOWN. ANTHONY: FROM DUKE TO THE MAYO CLINIC IN MINNESOTA, WHERER. D MICELI IS FINISHING A FELLOW.IPSH >> THIS BLEW ME AWAY. I ASKED MY WIFE WHO WAS IN TRNIAING WITH ME IN NORTH CAROLINA IF WE COULD PACK UP AND MOVE TO MIESNNOTA, AND SHE IS A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IN MINNESA.OT WE WELCOMED OUR SON, MIL.ES WE WILL BE MOVING TO TENNESSEE IN A FEW MONTHS TO DO THE NEXT STEPS IN OUR TRAINING AT VANDERBILT. >> WE ARE GETTING MAREDRI ONE WEEK AFTER OUR GRADUATION AND PROBABLY ONE WEEK BEFORE WE START OUR RESIDENCIES. WE ARE MOVING TO PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. >> PROBABLY. >> 3, 2,. 1 ANTHONY: JOSH AND MCKENZIE DID MOVE TO PROVEN.ID >> IT WAS A GREAT FIT, WE HAD GREAT TRAINI.NG WE HAD OUR FIRST DAUGHTER REAGAN, IN THE SECOND YEARF O , RESIDENCY. ANTHY:ON DR. BARTLEY IS A PEDIATRIC HOSPITALI.ST >> WE WERE LOOKING FOR NEW ENGLAND AREA JOBS AFTER OUR RESIDENCY. I WANTED TO DO INPATIENT PEDIATRICS AND THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY HOSPITALS THAT ADMIT KIDS. >> WE PRACTICED OUT OF EXETER, NEW HAMPSHE.IR THE ORGANIZATION WAS A GREAT FIT. I WORKED WITH SPECIALISTS AND IT FELT LIKE A GREAT FIRST STEP AT A RESIDENCY BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF RELATIONSHIPS I FORME ANTHONY: THIS MANS DESIRE TO BE A DOCTOR RUNS DEEP. IN HIGH SCHOOL HE PARTICIPATED IN THE PIPELINE PROGRA AM, PARTNERSHIP WITH UMASS MEDICAL. >> GROWING UINP CAMEROON, I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE HOSPITAL BEING SICK WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT DISEASES. BEING SURROUNDED BY PHYSICIA,NS NURSES AND SEEING HOW THEY HAD SO LITTLE RESOURCES BUT WERE ABLE TO DO SO MUCH TO CAREOR F PATIENTS, I THOUGHT THAT WAS SOMETHING I WOULD LIKEO DO T WITH MY LIFE. ANTHONY: HIS MATCH BROUGHT HIM ONE STEP CLOSER. >> NOW I AM IN NORTH CAROLINA. I AM PRACTICING NEUROLOGY. I HAVE A FAMILY. I HAVE A WIFE AND AN 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHR.TE >> I ALWAYS LOOK FONY ONDL YOU. THEY INTRODUCE YOU TO PATIENT CARE THROUGH STANDARDIZED PATIENTS AND SHADOWING. THE EXPOSURE EARLY ON IS WHAT DLE TO A LEVEL OF COMFORT BY THE TIME RESIDENCY ROLLED AR.NDOU I WANT TO BE TAKING CARE OF PATITSEN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. THE OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC THAT GETS ME UP IN THE MORNING IS STUDENT LEARNERS. SO FINDING MYSELF AT AN ACADECMI INSTITUTION THAT WILL GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS AND TEACH ON THE WARDS. THAT IS GOING TO BE THE CORNERSTONE. ANTHONY: SIX YEARS AGO, NONE O IMAGINED THEY WOULD BE PRACTICING MEDICINE IN THE THROES OF A PANDEMIC. >> HEARING PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A LOT OF US HAVE PUT OURSELVES ON THENTRO F LINES AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MANAGE A DISEASE WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT HAS BEEN NICE, I THINK IT HAS CHANGED A LITTLE BIT AUTBO HOW I REFLECT ON BEI ANG PHYSICIAN. ANTHONY: HOPES AND DRESAM REALIZED AT2:00 1 NOON, THE THIRD FRIDAY IN MARCH. SHAY:NA JOSH AND MCKENZIE WELCOMED THEIR SECOND CHILD, A SON, AFTER OUR INTERVIEW. ANTHY:ON THE FOUNDING MISSION OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL WAS TO TRAIN DOCTORS WHO WOULD THEN PRACTICE IN THE COMMUNITIES THEY CAME FROM. THE SCHOOL IS IN THE 82ND PERCENTILE OF GRADUATES WHO GO BACK AND PRACTICE IN THEIR HOME

Life changing moments during Match Week at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

We catch-up with physicians we met in 2015 to learn what awaits todays medical students about to embark on their journeys

Updated: 8:40 PM EDT Jun 29, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, the states first and only public medical school, is about to graduate its largest class in nearly 50 years.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, the states first and only public medical school, is about to graduate its largest class in nearly 50 years.

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