CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 NEWS) -- UVA med students figured out where the next chapter of their life will begin.

Friday afternoon, all students opened their letters at the same time. Inside the envelopes: the location of health systems that they will spend their residencies at.

Some may stay local and work for UVA Health, others may go across the country. Many students were placed in their most desired spots.

"I am very, very, very excited and thrilled. I just want to say thank you to my parents and to all of my family members and to all of my friends that have led me here and I am very, very, very excited," said med student Gauri Misra who will be going to the NYU Health system. "Thank you so much to UVA for being an amazing school and for giving be the opportunities to come here."

This event is held at the same time at medical schools across the country. It brings together family and friends to celebrate the soon-to-be doctors.