March 21, 2014
After years of hard work, on Friday medical students at the University of Virginia found out where they will be spending the next four years as residents.
Students came up one by one to receive their letters, but had to hold their future in their hand until every single person hand an envelope.
For two students there was extra pressure to find out where they were matched.
Ali Ebrahimi and Megan Cotti met at UVa. and hoped to continue their relationship and medical studies together in Alabama.
“It was a big relief opening up the envelope was like jumping off a cliff, and just hoping that there was water at the bottom. Seeing Birmingham, Alabama was a huge huge relief, and seeing that she might have to match there. So it's definitely fortunate that it worked out,” said Ebrahimi
But while the couple and other students say while they are looking forward to future residencies, it’s sad to leave Charlottesville behind.
“It’s a culmination of four years of hard work. It’s kind of hard to put into words for me. It’s exciting. Kind of bitter sweet knowing that we won’t be together after the next few months,” said Arjun Muthu, a medical student.
So for now they are going to enjoy being ‘Hoos and making matches.