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Celebrating Success: International Scholars Secure Residency Placements

On March 15, 2024, candidates and their loved ones gathered in anticipation of the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day. For many, it marked the beginning of a new chapter, determining where they would embark on clinical residency training programs and shape their futures in medicine.

Remarkably, all five of our current eligible international research scholars, Drs. Yun Chen, Hagar Hamouda, Valdemir Kim, Orkun Kopac, and Yuli Lee, secured positions in residency programs for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. We are incredibly proud that our department and research program have served as a platform for these brilliant physicians to pursue their goal of acceptance into residency training and practicing medicine in the US.

Best wishes to Drs. Chen, Kim, Kopac, Hamouda, and Lee in their very bright futures ahead.

Yun Chen, MBBS Yun Chen, MBBS
Medical School: Barts and The London, United Kingdom
Match Institution and Specialty: UPMC Anesthesiology Residency Program
Hagar Hamouda, MD Hagar Hamouda, MD
Medical School: Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
Match Institution and Specialty: Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Fairview Program, Internal Medicine Residency
Valdemir Kim, MD Valdemir Kim, MD
Medical School: Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Astana, Kazakhstan
Match Institution and Specialty: UPMC Mercy, Internal Medicine Residency
Orkun Kopac, MD Orkun Kopac, MD
Medical School: Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
Match Institution and Specialty: University of Texas Health Houston, Anesthesiology Residency/Research Track
Yuli Lee, MBBS Yuli Lee, MBBS
Medical School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University of Medicine, China
Match Institution and Specialty: The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University, Anesthesiology Residency