The third Friday of March is a very specific date in medicine: The Match. While for many on the outside it’s joyous, watching the next generation of doctors determine where they are going to spend the next few years training, for those on the other side, it’s nothing but anxiety. This is the first year I […]
What if I Don’t Match?
Many do not like to think about this, but it happens every year. Many students go unmatched for one reason or another, and many residency spots go unfilled. It’s very important to have a good understanding of the process involved with this scenario if you are faced with this on Match week. Keep a clear […]
Match Day Reflections
Match day was one of the most memorable days in my life. The day started an hour before match (9 am on the west coast) as our class, accompanied by friends and family members, gathered in an auditorium on campus. An air of tension and excitement was omnipresent – you could read on people’s nervous faces, […]