A total of 128 senior medical students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha received their residency assignments today.

Match Day is an annual rite of passage for medical students, a day when they learn at which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years in the medical area of their choice. Students are matched through a computer program to align their preferences for residency programs in order to fill the thousands of training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals.

Forty-four percent of UNMC students are staying in Nebraska for their training, and 67 percent matched in primary care, which includes family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

Area students receiving assignments include: Tanner Dean Hannappel of Clarks, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Preliminary, Sioux Falls, SD; UNMC, Diagnostic Radiology, Omaha.

Sarah Kate Hotovy of York, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Family Medicine, Rochester MN.

Marilyn Laurea Leif of York, Ohio State University Medical Center, Surgery Preliminary, Columbus OH.

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