InMedicine (OUWB's Magazine)

OUWB Class of 2022 alumni successfully navigate couple match process

Alan Nguyen, M.D., and Patricia Rusli, M.D.
Patricia Rusli, M.D., and Alan Nguyen, M.D.

The period leading up to Match Day is generally tense for all medical students, but it was especially taxing for two OUWB Class of 2022 graduates.

When the big day finally arrived, however, it was all big hugs, huge sighs of relief, and tears of joy for the new doctors — Alan Nguyen, M.D., and Patricia Rusli, M.D.

That’s because the recent OUWB graduates successfully took on the tough challenge of a couple match.

They soon will start residency at The Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center. Not only that, but they share the same specialty — anesthesiology.

“I was overjoyed to the point of tears,” says Nguyen.

“It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life,” says Rusli. “The couple match was definitely a stressful process and to know that we actually made it — especially in the same specialty — that was really, really special.”

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB InMedicine site here.)

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