Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Match day

So, although I had a good match day, some of my friends did not. I won't go into any deatils but I had a couple of friends who were bitterly disappointed by their results. I'm sure, in time, they will come to peace with it, or not, and move on. One friend considered her results such a failure that she was considering a career change. I think match day is a bad day to make that choice. We all thought it was over when we got into medical school and were told we would be doctors some day - what a load of bull. If only we had known what was coming. In good news, there were some very happy surprises and some expected good results among my friends as well. This helped to take the edge off the tearful phonecalls and consoling words that just couldn't say enough. I wish I was at my university on Monday to sit and be with the people I care about, instead I was at the other end of the phone trying to convey a hug through words.

In other news, I want to get on with my internal match to one of the two sites within my program. I haven't been contacted by my matched site yet and I'm wondering when that's going to happen! I hope soon.


Anonymous said...

I didn't match! I feel sooooooooo sad!

medstudentitis said...

I'm sorry to hear that anonymous. It sucks that you didn't match - I feel for all of you guys.

Midwife with a Knife said...

Match day is hard, sometimes. Even if you get what you want on match day, the process leading up to it is difficult.

I'd been assuming that the match works roughly the same in Canada as in the US, but what is this "internal match" you speak of?

Dragonfly said...

Glad you matched. Good luck with the location