For medical students at The Warren Alpert Medical School, their red Match Day envelope is more than just a red envelope. That envelope and its contents symbolize the start of their career in medicine and their future in improving the lives and health of their communities.
As they finally opened their long-sought-after Match Day envelopes on March 18, Brown’s MD Class of 2022 embarked on the next chapter of their journeys.
Thus far, that journey has been anything but ordinary. The field of medicine may have changed immensely since the day they first donned their white coats, but their dedication and determination have not. With medical degrees forged amidst a global pandemic, these students persevered and overcame various obstacles under ever-changing conditions throughout their time at the Medical School.
What is it like to experience this emotional rite of passage? One alumna and a current fourth-year student share their insights.