Match Day a Success for Graduating CDU Medical Students
Twenty graduating CDU medical students gathered on campus with friends, family, faculty, and
supporters on “Match Day” on March 18. At 9 a.m. they simultaneously opened envelopes to reveal
where these soon-to-be doctors will do their residency and fellowship training positions going
With all eligible senior students successfully “matched,” they will now move to the next level of
education which will lead to completing their MD degrees. Each will now undergo a minimum of
one year of postgraduate residency training on their way to obtaining a medical license.
The moment of truth was a happy occasion with many students moved to the point of tears after
opening their envelopes. One pair of married CDU students who are graduating together brought
their newborn baby girl along for the ceremony and learned that they both earned a residency
together at UC Davis.
CDU student Taylor Cole was matched to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and shared that
she was “nervous but mainly excited and happy that my family and friends are here from Atlanta
and Detroit to share this with me.” She added that the special occasion was “a bigger deal than
graduation, this is my career.”
It’s the first time CDU has held an in-person Match Day ceremony since the pandemic uprooted
campus life in 2019.