Friday, March 20, was Match Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person celebration was canceled. In response, a pre-recorded video message was sent to the students. Guy Reed, MD, MS, dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix — along with Susan Kaib, MD, associate dean for Student Affairs, and Steve Lieberman, MD, senior associate dean of Undergraduate Medical Education — told the Class of 2020 that the 3,000 faculty, staff and students at the medical school were cheering with great joy and wishing them the greatest success.
Faculty, staff and students also celebrated residency matches via group chats, FaceTime sessions and a virtual community Zoom meeting.