Love is in the air at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET)-- It took only seconds for Beth and Matt Yanoff to notice each other at Virginia Tech Carilion's medical school student orientation.
"She obviously stuck out to me immediately and I knew first thing that I wanted to date her," Matt Yanoff said, smiling.
As luck would have it, they got to study side by side. Beth Yanoff explained, "We were originally placed in the same small group of 8 students which is how the pre-clinical is run, so we were in the same one."
Once the two students got to know each other, they knew they were meant to be.
Looking at his bride, Matt said, "Beth is obviously very beautiful, but also very gentle and very forgiving and very caring, and I think that was obvious to me after our first few conversations."
Now, 4 years after their school orientation, they are married and a just month from learning where they will do their residency. "Wherever we wind up on March 17 I know we'll be happy especially where we'll be together," remarked Matt.
Finding your residency hospital is kind of like applying to college, but the Yanoffs applied as what's called a "couples match."
Beth explained, "It's on the application, whether it's a couples match and you put your partner's name and so they know and I guess it kind of depends how interested they are in you."
Matt added, that comes with some challenges. Laughing he explained, "I will say that before I went to interview at some places she told me, Matt don't screw this one up because I really liked it here."
Match Day is March 17, so now it's just a waiting game.
But one thing they aren't waiting on- their love.