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Volume 13 • No 2 • Fall 2016

The big picture

UC Davis medical student Leopoldine “Leo” Matialeu and colleagues react to her residency acceptance during Match Day 2016

Learning to lead

UC Davis medical student Leopoldine “Leo” Matialeu and colleagues react to her residency acceptance during Match Day 2016, the annual event when medical students across the U.S. learn Where they will continue training. Approximately 75 percent of the 108 UC Davis students who matched this spring are staying in California for their residencies, with 25 percent of the class remaining at UC Davis Medical Center. About half of the class chose primary care residencies, and approximately 15 percent selected subspecialties such as anesthesiology, radiology, ophthalmology and dermatology.

Matialeu, a native of Cameroon who faced significant relocation challenges as a youth, participated in the Rural-PRIME training program and several activity groups due to interests in global health and underserved communities. As a part of the National Health Service Corps Student to Service program, she will practice in an underserved area after her combined family medicine and psychiatry residency at UC San Diego.