Match Day, Birthday: providence, parenthood mingle as 163 Creighton med students learn residencies

Match Day, Birthday: providence, parenthood mingle as 163 Creighton med students learn residencies

Med student Aaron Fried becomes a father the morning of Match Day.

It was a day of new beginnings, Friday, March 15, at the Creighton University School of Medicine’s annual Match Day festivities.

Of course, there was the usual fanfare surrounding the soon-to-be-graduated fourth-year students who, on this day, find out where life, residencies and medical specialties will be leading them and their families.

Amid it all came Aaron Fried. The fourth-year student from the Los Angeles area, known as the nattiest dresser in his class, was in sweatpants, a dark blue T-shirt and bearing the slap-happy mien of new fatherhood. At 6:43 a.m., his wife, Katie, had given birth to their first child, a daughter, Addison. And three-and-a-half hours later, here he was to read his future.

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