Match Day 2020

Match Day 2020

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Ehson Jafree sat patiently in his car, waiting his turn to pull through the driveway, receive his envelope and learn what his future holds.

One of the 146 EVMS fourth-year medical students who participated in this year’s match, Mr. Jafree understood that this was a Match Day unlike any other.

Due to requirements of social distancing in light of COVID-19, a traditional ceremony wasn’t held, but EVMS students were able to pick up their Match Day envelopes at a drive-through at Smith-Rogers Hall.

“A lot of programs aren’t doing anything,” Mr. Jafree says, “so we appreciate that they put a lot of effort into doing something for us. This is great.”

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, nearly 35,000 U.S. and international applicants matched to residency training positions at the nation's teaching hospitals this year. EVMS students matched into several highly competitive programs, including the Mayo Clinic.

“These talented and community-minded students are entering the world of medicine at a time when the world needs health professionals the most,” says Ronald Flenner, MD (MD ’89), Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. “I know this isn’t the Match Day our students had envisioned for themselves, but we wanted to do everything we could to celebrate their successes.”

EVMS by the numbers:

  • Students matched in 15 specialties
  • 41% of the class is pursuing primary care
  • 30% of the class will stay in Virginia for at least their first year of residency
  • The top represented specialties were internal medicine at 18%, surgery at 13%, emergency medicine at 13%, pediatrics at 11% and family medicine at 7%

The matching process is organized by the National Resident Matching Program, which uses an algorithm to pair medical students and residency programs. Fourth-year medical students across the nation apply to residency positions in their chosen specialty — such as pediatrics or surgery. After hitting the interview trail, the students rank the programs according to those they would prefer to join. The programs, in turn, rank the students they feel will make the best fit. Nearly all applicants learned the results of that ranking process at the same time.

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University of Alabama Medical Center:

Joseph Hirst, MD


Creighton University School of Medicine/Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix):

Carl Pastore, MD


Arrowhead Regional Medical Center:

Danielle Weck, MD

University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno:

Bhavi Vohra, MD

Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium:

Miriam Fahim, MD | Michael Lee, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

Jaspreet Shergill, MD

Children's Hospital-Oakland:

Sonia Subudhi, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

Jaspreet Shergill, MD

Kaiser Permanente Northern California:

Shelby Chen, MD

University of California (Irvine):

Kerri Kraft, MD | Michael Lee, MD | Peter Nguyen, MD

University of California Davis HealthUC Davis Med Ctr-CA:

Angelia Wang, MD

Naval Medical Center:

Varun Takanti, MD

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center:

Kimberly Ha, MD


University of Colorado:

Alex LaFever, MD

Denver Health Medical Center:

Cody McIlvain, MD


HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Brandon Regional Hospital:

Christina Boldosser, MD

HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Oak Hill Hospital:

Daniel Malek, MD

University of Florida:

Katlynn Nason, MD

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville):

Colin Rowell, MD

HCA Healthcare/Mercer University School of Medicine/Orange Park Medical Center:

Jay Patel, MD

AdventHealth Orlando:

Daniel Malek, MD

Orlando Health:

Stuart Bumgarner, MD | Ryan McAuliffe, MD | April Rutherford, MD

University of South Florida Morsani:

Jillian Kiely, MD


Emory University School of Medicine:

Karthik Bhat, MD

HCA Healthcare/Mercer University School of Medicine/Coliseum Medical Centers:

Jacqueline Melvin, MD


McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University:

Sara Manning, MD

Rush University Medical Center:

Jayne Slocum, MD | Samantha Demoss, MD


Indiana University School of Medicine:

Signe Braafladt, MD | Juhi Ramchandani, MD | Chirag Shah, MD


University of Kansas School of Medicine:

Andrew Kalina, MD


Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge):

Justin Hammett, MD


Tufts Medical Center:

Jacob Kosarchuk, MD


University of Maryland:

Zachary Angel, MD | Craig Foote, MD | Zachary Hagen, MD | Jerrah Pickle, MD

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center:

Kevin Jackson, MD | Veronica Wright, MD


Maine Medical Center:

Zachary Tillett, MD


University of Michigan Health System:

Dustin Nguyen, MD | Kelly Rogers, MD

Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Detroit Receiving Hospital):

Nathan Tausch, MD

Mercy Health:

Uzair Raja, MD


University of Minnesota/North Memorial Hospital:

Catherine Pang, MD

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester):

Kavita John-Pierce, MD

HealthPartners Institute

Megan O'Connor, MD


Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium:

Kelly McDermott, MD | Helen Kim, MD

North Carolina

University of North Carolina Hospitals:

Kathryn Johnson, MD

Carolinas Medical Center:

Carrie Sartor, MD

Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University:

Sophia Wang, MD

New Hanover Regional Medical Center – North Carolina:

Alexander Varzari, MD

Wake Forest University School of Medicine:

Justin Refugia, MD | Tyler Keith, MD

New Jersey

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School:

Hari Patel, MD | Ray Ramirez, MD

New York

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell:

Sebastiano Buccheri, MD | Umair Khan, MD | Stephanie Tse, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Dat Pham, MD

New York Medical College (Metropolitan):

Umair Khan, M

University of Rochester:

Kimberly Seymour, MD

Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital:

Seth Burack, MD


University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine:

James Coxe, MD


Oregon Health & Science University:

Raj Nagappan, MD


Lehigh Valley Health Network/University of South Florida College of Medicine:

Jasmine Hwang, MD

UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals:

Abhishek Patel, MD

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center:

Jaclyn Chan, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Dupont Hospital for Children:

Christy Cho, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH:

Benjamin Campbell, MD

Tower Health:

Melissa Simkol, MD | Priya Vyas., MD

UPMC Medical Education (Mercy):

Ruth Stockton, MD

UPMC Medical Education (St Margaret Hospital):

Dylan Blankendaal-Kramer, MD | Sibo Zhang, MD

UPMC Medical Education-Pennsylvania:

Alexander Varzari, MD

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center/State College:

Lawrence Go, MD

Rhode Island

Butler Hospital/Brown University:

Micah Duggins-Warf, MD

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina:

Anna Fairfax, MD | Afifah Khan, MD | Adam Mullet, MD | James Reed, MD

Prisma Health/University of South Carolina SOM Greenville:

Summer Nguyen, MD | Komal Patel, MD

HCA Healthcare Grand Strand Regional Medical Cente:

Anna Fairfax, MD


East Tennessee State University/Quillen College of Medicine:

Elizabeth Mannino, MD

University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis:

Brent Lavey, MD | Erica Basque, MD


University ofTexas Southwestern Medical School:

Samir Abu-Hamad, MD | Jack Beale, MD

Baylor College of Medicine:

Samantha Carlton, MD | Phillip Connell, MD

Methodist Hospital:

Justin Aflatooni, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:

Suraj Patel, MD

Baylor College of Medicine (San Antonio):

Britney Harper, MD

San Antonio Military Medical Center:

Patrick Walsh, MD


University of Utah Health:

Daniel Cox, MD | Rachel Niezrecki, MD


University of Virginia Medical Center:

Addison Hicks, MD | Allen Ko, MD | Hari Patel, MD | Justin Yaworsky, MD

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus:

Narotham Badrish, MD | Patrick Brown, MD | Alicia St. Thomas, MD

VCU/Riverside Regional Medical Center:

Meghna Chopra, MD | Catherine Wilson, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School:

Colin Chao, MD | Blair Dodson, MD | Roy Flemmer, MD | Craig Foote, MD | Jacy Gressen, MD | Corey Hornersmith, MD | Allen Ko, MD | Fiora McRae, MD | Robert Neubauer, MD | Megan O'Connor, MD | David Pierce, MD | Paul Prillaman, MD | Jeremy Samuels, MD | Jeremy Todd, MD | Maxwell Wagner, MD | Seth Warren, MD | Sean Whitty, MD | Elizabeth Willoughby, MD

Naval Medical Center:

Joseph Brindenstien, MD | Michael Pierce, MD | Sarah Sanders, MD |

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System:

Elizabeth Fischer, MD | Kolten Fischer, MD | Matthew Freedman, MD | Ehsan Jafree, MD | Christine Wang, MD

Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine:

John Benfield, MD | Jay Clark, MD | Thomas Gregory, MD


University of Washington:

Christian Klein, MD

Washington, DC

George Washington University:

Jeremy Todd, MD

MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital:

Zachary Angel, MD | Lindsey Cundra, MD | Zachariah Hasan, MD | James Mason, MD | Sruthi Poduval, MD | Amna Rana, MD | Neil Rustgi, MD

Saint Elizabeths Hospital-DC Department of Behavioral Health:

Raghav Malik, MD

West Virginia

Marshall University School of Medicine:

Britt Gerloff, MD

West Virginia University:

Apoorva Iyer, MD