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On March 20, medical school students from across the country celebrated Match Day, the day they find out where they are headed for their residency training or post-graduate medical education. Students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine opened their envelopes, a moment they have been working towards for years.

“In our whole consciousness for all of our schooling has been towards this moment and to really have this at the end of the day is really, really gratifying. We’re very blessed to be here,” said UH medical school student Thomas Gill.

As the 66 graduates were finishing their final year, their medical school was ranked the 19th best in the nation in primary care by U.S. News & World Report.

“I like the small intimate relationships with professors. It’s a nice small community, and I feel like I built a lot of really great relationships here,” said UH medical school student Cori Hanagami.

The class of 2015 is the latest example of the John A. Burns School of Medicine fulfilling one of its core missions, educating Hawaiʻi’s future healthcare providers and leaders.

“I would definitely consider going back to Maui and practicing just because there is a need for specialties out on the neighbor islands,” said UH medical school student Steven Gonsalves.

“These students are fantastic. These are some of the best people I’ve ever met. And they’re going to serve Hawaiʻi for a very long time. So I think we have we have a lot of great physicians coming up,” said Gill.

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To see more photos from Match Day 2015, visit JABSOM’s Flickr site.

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