Friday, March 16, 2007

Match Day

Unlike the legal world, where us law students are left to fend for ourselves when it comes to jobs, graduating medical students essentially get told which job they're going to go to. Sure, they apply to different programs and interview and rank their preferences, but the end result is that med students across the country open their envelope on Match Day and discover (along with the other 200 people in the room) where they will be spending their next three to seven years.

This year's Match Day was yesterday, and I am pleased to report that my wife and I will be spending our next four (or maybe five) years here in Cincinnati. She will be at both University Hospitals-Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, doing residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics (something the cool kids call "med-peds").

So this is good news. We're both very excited.

Now if only I could find a job.

4 comments:

Lyco said...

Congrats on the wifey! Sounds awesome. My best friend just got her top choice working in Atlanta in both the newborn intensive care unit (the cool kids call it nick-que) doing neonatology and pediatrics (same hospital - Children's).

And while I wish we had the security of match day - that would be pretty dern scary. Because honestly, our jobs just aren't as cool as their jobs. There's no way they're ending up in a basement doing document review.

Thinking Fool said...

Congratulations! Your wife clearly isn't an idiot like my degenerate ex-brother-in-law.

Anonymous said...

My sister-in-law went to med school at U.Iowa. They have the graduating students all get up on a stage on Match Day and open up their envelopes in front of everyone.

One girl that year didn't match at all. How traumatizing is that?...To find out you didn't match at the same time all your classmates find out. Awful.

Nye! said...

Actually, if you don't match, you find out three days in advance. They call that "Black Monday." So while that does sound traumatizing, I'm pretty sure it's an urban legend.