Looking Back: Stories of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Class of 2022

The Nexus recaps more moments from Match Day.
Scenes from Match Day
David Wilson served as the student speaker at this year’s Match Day ceremony. He helped organize Jefferson’s first TEDx in 2019 and matched at the University of Cincinnati for emergency medicine. (Photo by ©Thomas Jefferson University Photography Services)

At a joy-filled ceremony on March 18, more than 250 Jefferson medical students found out where they would complete their residencies.

The Nexus has interviewed many members of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Class of 2022 over the years. We wanted to take this opportunity to look back at their stories and share where they matched. Plus, check out more sights and sounds from this year’s Match Day in a video below.

Study Away Experience Reinvigorates Medical Student
Jamie Garden traveled to Jerusalem through the Jefferson Israel Center. “In a single moment in the ER, I watched generations of conflict disregarded in the face of delivering medical care,” she writes of her time there. Garden matched at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital for emergency medicine.

(l-r) Oluwatoni “Toni” Okuboyejo helped organize Jefferson’s White Coats for Black Lives Demonstration in 2020; Jamie Garden had a transformative experience while working in Israel; and Ryan Emhoff developed a documentary through the JeffMD curriculum.

Movie Explores How Med Students’ Passions Will Make Them Better, Healthier Physicians
In his documentary “Medice, Cura Te Ipsum,” Ryan Emhoff follows five medical students who have maintained a strong connection to their identities outside of medicine. He developed the movie through the JeffMD curriculum. Emhoff matched at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals for psychiatry.

Distressing COVID Scenes From India Inspire Medical Student to Take Action
With much of her extended family still living in Bangalore, Noor Shaik sparked an effort to collect pallets of PPE donations. Shaik matched at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for neurology.

One Step of Many
Medical student activist Oluwatoni “Toni” Okuboyejo helped organize Jefferson’s White Coats for Black Lives Demonstration in 2020. Okuboyejo matched at Jefferson for family medicine.

Video by Joseph Amato

Medical Student’s Poetry Gives Voice to ALS Patients
Brittany File’s scholarly inquiry track in the humanities program provided emotional insights into a “ruthless disease.” File matched at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center for OB/GYN.

Talk the Talk
Shandon Coffman, David Wilson and Saami Zakaria organized Jefferson’s first TEDx in 2019. Coffman matched at Jefferson for neurology; Wilson matched at the University of Cincinnati for emergency medicine; and Zakaria matched at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine for neurology.

Read the recap of this year’s Match Day ceremony here.

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