Rockford medical students take on new homes after Match Day

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Friday was an extra special day for graduating medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

The college hosted its annual Match Day to determine the fate of medical students in the Class of 2019.

Medical students opened up an envelope with their name on it to reveal the new medical school they will soon attend as resident physicians. Students were given assignments all around the U.S.

Ryan Dahlberg, a Belvidere native and Boylan graduate, found his match in New Mexico as an orthopedic surgeon resident. He says he is both nervous and excited about his move

"I was little bit nervous to move outside of Illinois," said Dahlberg. "I kind of grew up here high school undergrad and med school. Moving to another state will be interesting."

Family and mentors attended the ceremony to support the students.