By Deon Guillory, WJBF GMA Weekend Anchor/Reporter - email
Augusta, GA -
A Power Ranger, Wonder Woman, and even Mario...
This is the lighter side of the future of medicine.
These soon to be doctors showed their bedside manor Friday because it's Match Day...the day they've all been waiting for, including roller derby champ Luke Boone.
"It is like the pinnacle of our entire educational experience," Boone said.
The MCG medical student was dealing with a combination of nerves and excitement while waiting for a life changing announcement. "We've all worked so hard for so many years and worked for this moment...find out where we're going... where we'll spend the rest of our lives training," Boone said.
Where he and the rest of his class will go depends on what's inside those envelopes on Match Day.
"Match Day is a fabulous celebration. Our students, after 4 years of intensive work, finally today, find out where they'll spend the next stage of their career," said Dr. Peter Buckley, from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU).
The class of 2014 is the largest at the MCG. This year's Match Day theme was Childhood Dreams, with students dressing up as characters they wanted to be when they grew up.
Now, their grown-up dreams are coming true.
"I'm very happy to match and I'm very happy that I'll end up somewhere that I'll be pleased to train," Boone said, who got his match. He will train in general surgery at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.