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For Geisel School of Medicine students Jessica and David Fried, the road to Match Day—a national annual event where fourth-year medical students discover where they will start their residency training after graduation—was unique compared to the average Match Day experience for Geisel’s Class of 2015. They were the only married classmates at Geisel matching this year.
“One of the most challenging things is just that we’re both really busy,” says David. “Especially during the third and fourth year where we’re doing different things. … I think one of the hardest parts was just getting our schedules to link up and being able to spend quality time together. We actually ended up getting married in our third year of medical school and that was in the middle of being apart for six months, then back together, so I think those are probably the biggest challenges.”
Despite the challenges of the rigorous medical school curriculum and spending time apart on rotations, both Jessica and David had a successful Match Day. David will be attending the Internal Medicine program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Jessica will be spending her preliminary internship year at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. followed by a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the most prestigious academic radiology programs in the U.S.