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Thousands of medical students in the United States opened sealed envelopes at noon to find out if they were accepted into of one of the residency programs they had applied for.

More than 100 Emory students gathered at noon for the highly anticipated Match Day ceremony, joining thousands of USA medical school seniors participating in ceremonies nationwide, to learn where they will spend their years of residency training following graduation.

The National Resident Matching Program is a non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for USA residency positions.

According to the school, 38 percent of the class will go into primary care specialties, and 36 percent of surgery matches this year are women. US medical students filled less than 45 percent of those residencies. Tenisha is the first African-American woman to graduate from the UF College of Medicine's MD/PhD training program.

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"The program has everything that I'm looking for".

Most of the class were selected to do their residency in Louisiana while other were match with programs country including Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Mount Sinai, Georgetown, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Baylor Scott & White.

The less competitive primary-care specialties were mostly filled by graduates of global medical schools and osteopathic medical schools, this year's match data shows.