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Medical students in Maryland celebrate residency placements on Match Day (Johns Hopkins University)

For the past decade, the Vasiljevic sisters have been inseparable. Katarina, 27, and Marija, 26, both attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in neurology.

The Baltimore Sun

March 15, 2019

 

For the past decade, the Vasiljevic sisters have been inseparable. Katarina, 27, and Marija, 26, both attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in neurology.

Four years ago, they moved in together in Mount Vernon as they both started medical school — Katarina at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Marija at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

As medical residents the sisters will pursue internal medicine. But for the first time in years, they’ll be thousands of miles apart.

The Vasiljevics were among more than 30,000 fourth-year medical students nationwide who received their residency placements Friday in the annual Match Day ritual. This year, 162 University of Maryland medical students matched with residency programs, and 112 matched from Hopkins.

“The key to your success in residency is actually not contained in the envelope that you’re going to receive in a little while,” Dr. Roy C. Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at Hopkins’ medical school, told students before their envelopes with students’ placements inside were handed out at Hopkins’ Armstrong Medical Education Building in East Baltimore. “The key to your success in residency is you.”

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