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First class of "Maine Track" med students meet their match

7:01 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON, Mass. (NEWS CENTER) -- This may, Maine Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine will graduate their first class of "Maine Track" students. The program is for those who wish to practice medicine in Maine or other rural areas.  And Friday, those 32 students joined around 170 others graduating from Tufts for "Match Day," the day they learn where they'll do their residencies.

Each student is handed an envelope that has his or her hospital match.  There are no guarantees you'll get what you've asked for, or even that you'll get a match.  But all Maine Track students did.  10 are staying in Maine.  The other 22 are split between 15 other states including Alaska, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

Geoff Kendall, a Maine Track student from Lewiston described the emotion. "It's kind of a hard feeling to describe. You have this unending amount of nervous energy that kind of permeates your entire being. And when you're surrounded by your fellow medical students, it's infectious."

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