UCSD med students learn residency assignments

Elsa and Sean Haloman celebrate getting a couples’ residency at the University of Washington. Photo: UCSD
Elsa and Sean Haloman celebrate getting a couples’ residency at the University of Washington. Photo: UCSD

March 17 was Match Day for 127 UCSD School of Medicine students who opened envelopes revealing where they will serve their residencies.

The event is a medical school tradition across the country, which draws parents, family members and loved ones to watch as the students find out what the next step is on their road to becoming doctors.

Among them learning their assignments were:

• Ben Johnson (radiology), was born in West Virginia and grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He entered UCSD’s med school after college and spending time with Teach for America. He went to Uganda last summer with “Imaging the World” to help with a pilot project providing remote access to ultrasound services. He is heading to Stanford.

• Michael “Fuj” Fujinaka (anesthesiology) grew up on a vegetable farm in Stockton and, while a medical student, created the nation’s #2 best-selling medical app “iMurmur.” He already has completed a trauma surgery rotation in Johannesburg, South African and a cardiology rotation in Hawaii; was a co-manager of the UCSD Free Clinic; and will soon be in a rural medicine rotation, treating villagers in Northern India and Nepal. He will stay in La Jolla for a residency with UCSD Health System.

   
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