Record Number of Students Stroll Through the Match

Aug 1, 2013, 10:32 AM by Julia Essex

The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted its annual Strolling Through the Match event on Thursday, July 18 in the Primary Care Pavilion. This year a record number of medical students, more than 60, attended the seminar.

Students who attended were treated to a lively interactive discussion of the perils and possibilities of the residency match process. The featured guests included Sam Wang, MD, Associate Director of the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugarland, Jennie Faulkner, Medical Education Director of the Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program, Burritt Hess, MD from the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program, and UTMB Health’s own Tricia Elliott, Director of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Also participating on the panel were two second-year residents in the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Annie Jan, MD and Madiha Khan, MD.

The success of this event is largely credited to the officers of the FMIG, particularly co-presidents Carah Coyne Howe and Yolan Shaw, and Anthony Ng, the group’s vice president.

The Family Medicine Interest Group is an interest group for medical students at UTMB Health who are interested in Family Medicine. If you are interested in participating, please visit their page on Facebook for more information or contact the Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Education program.