Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's coming...

One month from today is Match Day...the day that we find out where we'll be moving to for the next five years. All through November, December, and January Paul traveled across the country interviewing for radiology residency programs, as well as preliminary year programs (radiology requires that he completes one year of an internal medicine residency before starting radiology). Now that all his travel is over, we have created our match list. We rank all of the places that he interviewed, in the order from most favorite to least favorite. Likewise, each of the programs where he interviewed will rank all of the applicants that they interviewed. All the rank lists go into a computer and through some algorithm, we are matched with our future residency program. 

It sounds simple, but I am starting to get anxious. As we worked on our list the other day, trying to determine if we would rather live in Milwaukee or Little Rock, Oklahoma City or Galveston, Richmond or Miami, the reality of it hit me. This is a day that we have waited for for the last 4 years of school...and it's only 1 month away. It seems a little bit like a lottery...make your list and hope that you get matched to a program you like. We could be ecstatic on match day...or super disappointed. It all depends on how well the programs that Paul liked liked him, and how well he interviewed in comparison to all the other hundreds of applicants. So be watching for a post on March 16th...and cross your fingers for us.

7 comments:

Jaidi Clayton said...

OKlahoma City is AMAZING and we would love to have you here! Can't wait to find out where you are headed! Just remember, the Lord is going to put you where he wants you regardless of where it is ont he list. So even if it is number 7 (like OKC was for us) It will all be wonderful and you will be where you need to be! :) Good luck with everything, can't wait to here!

Mana said...

where did Galveston place on your list? That would be super close to us :)

Meikjn said...

we are doing this this year too ack!!!

Steven and Erika said...

yeesh...how exciting and stressful all at the same time! good thing whigh blood pressure doesnt run in the fam. i sent your girl scout cookies to mom who will bring them to you soon....theyll help deal with the anxiousness! haha

Justin and Crystal said...

On Justin's match day he got a call from the program he matched with at 6am telling him he had matched! It was such an exciting day for us. Good luck to you guys!

Robyn said...

Nerve racking! So excited to see where you end up...what ever happened to Arizona? Good luck to you. We are currently scheduling interviews.

Lisa Easton said...

Good luck guys! Exciting stuff - I can't wait to hear what happens.