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Match Day at UNMC

Posted at 5:59 PM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 18:59:11-04

It's an emotional day for UNMC's class of 2018.

Students are now looking ahead to their future.

After four years in medical school they will spend the next three to six years as a resident training to become a doctor.

"Next year I will be in Springfield, IL at Southern Illinois University," said Amal Hamdan.

Amal Hamdan's family moved here from Sudan. 

She's now the first in her family to graduate from college in the United States with a medical degree.

"I honestly would have been excited with any of the places I ranked, and I know I am going to be happy," said Hamdan.

Hamdan will head to Illinois to train as an OB-GYN resident.

"I'm thankful for the sacrifices that my parents have made for me to get to this point, this is their day just as much as it is mine," said Hamdan.

Matthew Follett is excited to be heading to the San Francisco Bay Area with his fiance.

"Medical school is a very vigorous four years and it takes a lot of commitment and sacrifice," said Follett.

"I know my fiance had a lot of nights home alone unfortunately while I was studying," said Follett.

Follet will train at Stanford University, he says the school and location was his first pick.

"We both dreamed of living in the Bay Area for a long time, so we are very happy," said Follett.

This new chapter means leaving family behind.

"We are moving away from family, but they get a new vacation spot," said Follett.