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The exterior of NEOMED in Roostown, Ohio at dusk.

Students secure early matches in competitive specialties ahead of Match Day

Match Day, held on the third Friday of March, is the day most graduating College of Medicine students find out where they will do their residencies—the next step in their training as physicians.

Some institutions (such as military) and specialties announce the news early.

The following NEOMED students matched early in ophthalmology, urology and the military.


Ali Arif – Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carla Baaklini – University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Ali Syed – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Oren Barat – Allegheny Health Network Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Giovanna Leone – Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio

Theodore Weber – Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia


Amy Aiken, Family Medicine – Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Phoebe Otchere, General Surgery – Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts