(April 21, 2014)

Local Centenary alumni match for residency training

SHREVEPORT, LA — This March, five Centenary alumni who attended Louisiana State University-Health Shreveport for medical school learned where they will attend residency training during the annual Match Day ceremony. The event in which fourth year medical students open sealed envelopes containing the name of the medical school where they will attend residency training, takes place simultaneously at medical schools across the nation on the third Friday in March.

Matthew Bumgardner '10 hugs wife Kristin Bumgardner '11 after being matched to Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
Photo by Jim Hudelson/The Times

"Centenary is not easy, but one doesn't want easy to prepare for medical school," said Matthew Bumgarder. "If you can make it through Centenary's tough curriculum, then you will be prepared to succeed in graduate school."

Students will complete their medical school training in May and begin residency training July 1:

  • Matthew Bumgarder: Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana—Family Medicine
  • Andrew Bowers: Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas—Family Medicine
  • Ashley Rawson: University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee—Pediatrics
  • Taylor Torrence: Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center in Houston, Texas— Internal Medicine
  • Sarah Kuruvilla: University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in Tyler, Texas—Family Medicine

Centenary College boasts a 90 percent acceptance rate for medical school admittance.