SALT LAKE CITY — “The Final Countdown” by Europe blasted through speakers while 115 University of Utah School of Medicine soon-to-be graduates located envelopes labeled with their name as they gathered Friday morning.

Inside, it would be revealed where they’ll complete their residency.

“I felt like I was going to throw up,” said Simran Kaur, who will be completing an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Stanford University — her No. 1 choice. “I felt some sort of mixture of nausea and anxiety and excitement.”

At the podium in front of the Rice-Eccles Stadium reception room, a voice called out “now,” signaling students to, after months of anticipation, open their envelopes.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Antigone Kraft admires a friend’s acceptance letter during Match Day at Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 15, 2019. Fourth-year medical school students across the nation opened letters Friday to find out where they will go to complete residency as new doctors.

Screams erupted all over the room and emotions ran high as friends and family hugged, wiped away tears and congratulated their future doctors.

The annual tradition, which takes place across the country, is known as “Match Day,” where …read more

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