OU Med Students’ Match Day

It was a beautiful Spring day, but I’ll doubt many of the med students noticed on the way in. Their minds and hearts were full of anticipation of match day.

“Match Day” as it’s called, is when the senior class med students find out which medical facility they have been matched with for their residencies. We have been photographing this event every year for several years now, and it’s such a charged, emotional event to be a part of.

Congrats to the seniors who got their first choice matches! It’s a very competitive placement and it’s so fun to see the emotional release on their faces the second they read their match.

Here are a few of our favorite images from the event…

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Tears of joy

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I love the above image because there’s such a frenzy of screaming, laughing, sighing, hugging, calling and texting at the moment they find out. As you can see, the med student above is holding a card. They hid the matches in decks of cards personalized for each senior. It’s always fun to see how each class gets creative with how they plan the big reveal.

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The online gallery is available to view all 350+ photos, so feel free to share the link with family and friends! Professional prints may be purchased at the online gallery as well if you like.

Congratulations, Doctors!

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