The COVID-19 crisis has brought a whirlwind of changes that have impacted everyone in our community — including this year’s graduating class of medical students at UW School of Medicine. 

In the last few weeks, the students were pulled from their clinical rotations early.

Then, the difficult and unprecedented decision was made to hold the School’s Match Day ceremony online.

Match Day is the culmination of the National Residency Matching Program, when students all across the country learn where they will spend the next three to seven years as residents. Typically, the Match Day ceremony brings hundreds of students together with their faculty, friends and family to celebrate.

Yet the UW School of Medicine 2020 graduating class took these changes in stride, asking for ways to help, spreading their medical knowledge to those in need, and finding creative ways to come together and celebrate one another’s success.  

Read the entire story at UW Medicine. August Longino, a Global Health MPH student, is quoted.