OSU medical students find out residency locations on matching day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Future frontline healthcare workers took an annual right of passage on Friday.

Friday was “matching day” for Ohio State medical students. Nearly 200 students at the college of medicine, along with medical students across the nation, opened envelopes to reveal where their residency training will take place.

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This year’s matching day is among the biggest ever, involving 41,000 residency positions.

Among the OSU students opening their envelopes was former buckeye basketball legend Aaron Craft, who found out his residency will take place at his favorite university: OSU.

“This is a fun, crazy, exciting day,” Craft said. “You don’t get many surprises in life, and this is one of them.”

Craft compared medical school to basketball – he said both require practice, sacrifice, dedication and the ability to learn from your mistakes.

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