Amarillo Medical Students Participate in Match Day
Fifty-five graduating medical students from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Amarillo participated in the 29th annual national Match Day ceremony this morning at the Amarillo County Club. Students from the School of Medicine simultaneously opened envelopes containing the destination for their three-year residency program. Students, family, friends, faculty and community leaders gathered to learn the destinations of the students, which include medical facilities throughout the United States.
“We would like to congratulate all of the participants and award winners in today’s Match Day ceremonies,” said Richard M. Jordan, M.D., regional dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine at Amarillo.
Of the students who participated in Match Day, 33 will practice primary care, which includes family practice, internal medicine, OB-GYN, and pediatrics. Twelve students will complete their residencies at TTUHSC in Amarillo and Lubbock.
Awards were handed out to top-performing students in their fields of study. Those
awards included the Maverick Club Community Service Award, Research and Scholarship
in Surgery, the J. Rush Pierce award, the Dr. Bernie Mittemeyer Outstanding Medical
Student Award, the Potter-Randall Medical Alliance Scholarship and the Overall Outstanding
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