Crosby begins residency in internal medicine
by The Press and Standard | July 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm
For as long as he can remember, Holden Crosby has known he wanted to be a doctor.
That dream became a reality when Crosby earned his doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine in May.
On Match Day held March 16 at The Zone in Williams Brice Stadium, Crosby, along with 82 of his classmates, learned where he would spend the next three years completing his residency in internal medicine.
The process of matching with a residency program begins in the fourth year of medical school. After months of interviews, applicants and residency programs rank each other and submit the results to the National Resident Matching Program. Then, a computer algorithm determines where the physicians match.
Crosby landed 17 interviews from programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. Walking up on stage to his choice of Chipper Jones’ walk-up song, “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne, Crosby read his match —Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
“Match Day was an emotionally charged day,” said Cindy Crosby, Holden’s mother. “It was the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifices for every family in that room. It was easy to see the stories on the faces of the families who were there to support their student. There were so many tears flowing around the room. I could tell the moment Holden opened his envelope, it was one of his top choices.”
Located in the heart of Charlotte, Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States. It serves as the main referral center for critically ill patients and provides care for acutely ill patients. As one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the nation, CMC houses over 40 different residency and fellowship training programs. CMC is a Level I trauma center, featuring a state-of-the-art Medical Intensive Care and Cardiac Critical Care Units.
Crosby earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College in biology and economics in 2012.
After relocating from Columbia, Crosby began his residency at CMC in late June. He is the son of Cindy Crosby and Rodney Crosby and grandson of Evelyn Crosby of Walterboro and the late Carroll Crosby and the late Abraham and Gladys Crosby.