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Meet the incoming residency class at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and learn about their "new normal" as Match Day 2020 celebrations moved online due to COVID-19.

The new normal: Match Day 2020 celebrations move online

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Coauthored by Kayla Heilers, Julie Welch, MD, and Kari Lemme, MD

Match day is one of the pinnacle moments of medical school. This monumental event is touted the climax of 4th year. It is the event when students see the results of their countless hours of study and patient care, laborious interview path, and strategic rank list formation all come together in one moment. The moment is shared amongst classmates and celebrated in unity as one of the final times students are together before graduation.

As we have all seen, the COVID 19 pandemic spares nothing. New entries were added to history books as students participated in Match day on phones and computers via Zoom, and students filled their personal stories with how their Match Day was unlike any other in the chronicle of IUSM history.

While Match Day 2020 may have looked different than years past, future physicians across the country were still able to take part in the day and share the celebrations with friends and family. You can find the full recording of the Match video and also view and share the recap video online. IU Newsroom also published a story about Match Day 2020 on their website.

The Department of Emergency Medicine eagerly welcomed twenty-three new residents into the program this year. Coming from nineteen different medical schools and sixteen states, this impressive group will bring unique talents, experiences and backgrounds to Indianapolis.

We are ecstatic to welcome the newest members of our IUEM family! With such a diverse class from around the country, each has something unique to offer to our residency program, and we can't wait to see what great things they do here!

Brooke Henderson, MD

PGY3, Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics

Indiana University


IUEM Categorical Class of 2023


 chaco  curtice de venecia 

 Brent Bacus

Wayne State University

Ernestine Chaco

University of California, Davis

Hanan Curtice

University of Illinois, Chicago

Bryce de Venecia

University of Wisconsin 

 depasquale  dugan epperson  garrison 

 Michael DePasquale

SUNY Upstate

Patrick Dugan

Indiana University

 Daniel Epperson

East Tennessee State University

Clinton Garrison

Marian University
 gerbofsky  gillum  jelden  johnson

 Gavyn Gerbofsky

Marian University

 Sofia Gillum

Indiana University

Katelyn Jelden

University of Nebraska

 Bevan Johnson

Texas A&M

 klemann miller  peakcock   perkins

 Kylie Klemann

University of Arkansas

 Kylie Miller

University of Iowa

John Peakcock

University of Texas, Houston

Dan Perkins

University of Washington

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 Jessica Reyes

University of Arizona

 Harsh Shah

University of Florida

Sierra Tackett

Medical College of Wisconsin

 Lindsay Troyer

University of Virginia


 Quinn Watson

Medical College of Wisconsin



EM/Peds Class of 2025

algera  marett

 Jacqueline Algara

St. George's University

Austin Marett

University of Nevada

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Emmy Schram

Emmy Schram is the Communications Coordinator for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She earned her MA in English from Ball State where she taught English Composition while working as a freelance graphic/web designer. She brings with her varied professional experiences which she uses to support departmental communications efforts while finding new ways to combine her passions for marketing and education.