As many of you might know the fourth year of medical school is extremely fun and exciting because many students find out where they will be matching for the next several ways. I thought that I would use this post to explain the match process further for those that are not familiar with the process. Basically, throughout the fourth-year, medical students interview programs that they have applied to in September. During January and February students sign up for a website where they essentially rank the programs they are interested in and/or interviewed from one being their most desired site. Additionally, residency programs complete a similar process with the applicants that they interviewed in the past several months. Once the rank lists are due, a Nobel prize-winning algorithm will match the applicant to program favoring the applicant’s choice. It should be said that applicants might not necessarily get their number one choice but most of the time they will land in their top three depending on the specific specialty. During match week applicants will find out if they matched or not on Monday and the name of the specific program on Friday. Other applicants who did not match will participate in a process that pair unmatched applicants to unmatched programs. What are your questions regarding the match process?
Kimia is currently in her first year of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. Her interests in medicine include family planning, patient advocacy, in addition to pediatrics and adolescent gynecology.
During her spare time, she enjoys trail running, hiking, and making pizza. She has previously contributed as a medical student and is excited to share her journey through residency with everyone.Instagram