Before the mad dash towards the envelopes started…
Rush for the envelopes! #EmoryMatchDay pic.twitter.com/4HrEtwjIvh— Emory University (@EmoryUniversity) March 16, 2018
… the medical community of twitter rallied together to get hyped for the reveal!
Brb, currently crying watching videos of med students opening their letters on #matchday— Mother of Doggos (@LOUdicris) March 2, 2018
#MatchDay2018 so far has been an incredible outpouring of support and love from other students and physicians! What did I do to deserve such an awesome support system? __ Also, #medtwitter rocks. #Match2018 #surgmatch #girlmedtwitter— Helene Nepomuceno (@Helene_Neps) March 16, 2018
Dear residency class of 2021: We don't yet know your names but we know you will have a beautiful adventure filled with growth, a lifetime of friendships, and bright futures as family medicine physicians! Can’t wait to join and support you in your journey! #Match2018 __— Mayo Clinic FMR (@MayoClinicFMR) March 12, 2018
If you can’t have a sense of humor about #match2018 week, then you’re in for a long ride __ pic.twitter.com/fE88GZjbeK— Brianne Leigh Nickel, MA (@surgcoordIU) March 12, 2018
CONGRATS to all you soon-to-be pediatricians! Welcome to the family. And welcome to the fight to defend the world's most precious resource.— AlokPatelMD (@AlokPatelMD) March 16, 2018
I may still be swimming in debt but pediatricians have more fun.#FutureFAAP #MatchDay2018 pic.twitter.com/6b03ZnpeWq
Universities across the country were excited for their MS4s, and found unique ways of expressing it, from chocolate fountains, Harry Potter themes, and Golden Tickets…
Do other schools have a chocolate fountain for #MatchDay2018? Cause we do! #Match2018 #LLUSM2018 -AY pic.twitter.com/Jhbyk7nLzy— Loma Linda MedSchool (@LLUMedSchool) March 16, 2018
There’s a sorting hat at #OHSUMatch #match2018 !— Rosina Grove (@RosinaGrove) March 16, 2018
Excited to be taking charge of @LLUMedSchool's twitter tomorrow as I find out where I matched!!! #MatchDay2018 #LLUSM2018 Here's a sneak peak of the cool things us class officers have planned for our classmates, starting with personalized chocolate bars I designed! pic.twitter.com/Isv6g03i1o— Anna Yap (@annayap) March 16, 2018
to fun traditions and meaningful looks back at the medical school journey…
It’s tradition at MCOM for students to deposit $1 into a pot when their names are called during #USFMatch. The last match of the day gets the pot. #Match2018 #AAMC #NRMP #Classof2018 pic.twitter.com/KWWX5efnMo— USF Health Medicine (@USFHealthMed) March 16, 2018
Sometimes, it pays to be last. Couple Sarah Rawi and Alec Freling are the last #USFMatch of the day and are awarded the cauldron of money. Both are headed to @UConnHuskies #AAMC #NRMP #Classof2018 #Match2018 pic.twitter.com/f6nv09y9PY— USF Health Medicine (@USFHealthMed) March 16, 2018
The white envelope is for #Match2018. The brown envelope is a note the student wrote to her/himself at the start of #MedSchool. Just in case there wasn’t enough emotion already. pic.twitter.com/vrUaQGqfUO— Mark Kemball (@Mark_Kemball) March 16, 2018
I matched into general surgery! Excited to find out where on Friday.— David Cron (@dcron09) March 12, 2018
In the meantime, a shout-out to my @KentwoodPS elementary school for their spot-on prediction with this 5th grade award. #Match2018 #SurgMatch #persistence pic.twitter.com/2cgFu2WU7G
The gravity and emotion of the day began to sink in.
Holy cow this is gonna be a real thing. This is the first time I’ve seen it #match2018 pic.twitter.com/5cyCAlfZRA— Future ENT Dr. Mac (@DMcInHiding) March 16, 2018
“You, not your placement, is the most important part of the next step.” Dr. Mark Servis kicking off #MatchDay2018 pic.twitter.com/cel1hQF0Bb— UCDavisMedSchool (@UCDavisMed) March 16, 2018
Family and friends came out to support and cheer for their future doctors:
3 year old Anna matched with her Mommy! 4th year @UToledo med student Grace Maltbie is a single mom relieved to be going home to Cleveland for her residency in radiology so Grandma can help with childcare. Awwwwww! #MatchDay2018 pic.twitter.com/SGKLAGjPlt— Christine Billau (@chrissybillauUT) March 16, 2018
“Remember you ranked every program for a reason. Everyone else in the world wants a chance at medicine and you’ve got it!” - Dr. Smith #Match2018 #MatchDay #iMatched pic.twitter.com/OLO3637aC2— Zucker School of Med (@ZuckerSoM) March 16, 2018
Sis @TAYtertot_ is going to Harvard! ______ proud of you Dr. Tewa! P.s. the entire concept of Match Day is sadistic #MatchDay2018 pic.twitter.com/JXpo6kIEtl— Tade Oyerinde (@TadeOyerinde) March 16, 2018
And after all the paper had been ripped and tears shed, words of wisdom were shared.
Congratulations to all the medical students on #MatchDay. It's a rollercoaster. If you got just what you hoped for - great! If you didn't, remember there is always a silver lining! Not getting exactly what I wanted turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to me.— Mark Lipson MD (@me_lipson) March 1, 2018
Congrats to those who matched.— Jen Chevinsky, MD (@jchevinsky) March 12, 2018
To those who didn't - you are important and this does not make you any less of a good person. Life is full of challenges, windy roads, unexpected detours. You can and you will.
Don't forget your value.#matchday2018 #match #matchweek #meded
It was one of the most indelible days of my life. Good luck new doctors! #MatchDay2018— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) March 16, 2018
Congratulations to all on a successful #MatchDay2018!