HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Students from William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated Match Day by announcing the healthcare facilities where they will do their residencies as doctors of osteopathic medicine.
The medical school’s faculty and staff hosted a small come-and-go reception at Tatum Court on Monday morning to congratulate them.
Steven Burkett will be heading to Meridian to work at a family medical facility there. He says the time at WCU prepared him for the next milestone in his career.
“I feel like I’m prepared. I tell people all the time there’s a lot of stuff to learn and somebody will ask me a medical question, and I’ll rattle off a bunch of stuff and I’ll think, ‘Man, I learned a lot of stuff here,’” Steven said. “I feel really prepared going through the William Carey program.”
Amal Patel will be heading to Oklahoma to start his residency in orthopedic surgery. He said there was a lot of hard work leading up to this day and is grateful to those at WCU who helped make it possible.
“I feel great that I matched,” Patel said. “The match process is a very difficult and stressful situation. You spend those four years studying and then on that last day, on Friday, they tell you exactly where you’re going to move for however long residency is. So I’ll be in Oklahoma for five years.”
William Carey University has around 450 students enrolled in the highly rated College of Osteopathic Medicine program.