Big day for future doctors: Finding out where they'll do their residency

Ann Oluloro (right) celebrates with her mother, Lydia Michael, Friday after Oluloro found out she would do her residency at one of her top picks: University of Buffalo. (KATU Photo)

Medical students around the country celebrated their futures Friday on St. Patrick’s Day.

Future doctors waited in anticipation in a room at Oregon Health & Science University. Envelopes containing letters, telling them where they’d do their residency, sat on a table at the front of the room.

The students were surrounded by their family and friends.

But they had to wait until 9 a.m. to open the envelopes.

Everyone counted down to the second, including Ann Oluloro, who hoped for one of her top picks.

At 9 a.m. she ripped open her envelope, her eyes widened with anticipation as she read the letter inside. Her hopes were realized: University of Buffalo.

Around the room there was elation, though not everyone got their top picks, but most did.

“Today’s really a momentous day,” said Tracy Bumsted, who oversees the OHSU medical program. “It’s the thing all doctors remember. No matter when you matched, it’s burned into your brain.”

Oluloro plans to bring her knowledge back to Portland and help those who really need it. She’s from here, raised by her mother, Lydia Michael.

“We’ll be an hour and a half from my sister, so it’s like, the dream,” Oluloro said.

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