The question most every 4th-year medical student waits for. For those of you not aware, this is actually the subject of the email that you receive on the Monday of match week. The email is opened with anticipation and hopes of not having to attend the “I-Didn’t-Match-So-I-Have-To-Scramble” meeting. The location of your residence for the next 3-5 years is not disclosed at this time – this tidbit of information is held until this upcoming Thursday, March 16 AKA “Match Day.”
All of my classmates received the “Did I Match” email yesterday. There’s already word traveling through the grapevine of who didn’t match. Of course, I didn’t match. Hell, I didn’t even sign up. Those fuckers aren’t getting the next 3-5 years of my life.
Along with the rumors of who will be scrambling, I overheard that a particular gunner in my class who’s trying to match a competitive specialty didn’t succeed this go-around. Oops. Just goes to show you that having top board scores and grades won’t guarantee you a spot in this fucked up NRMP crap.
What’s most humerous about this situation is that this same gunner once told me that “it sucks to be you” after I got my ass handed to me on an exam during first year. Well Mr. Gunner, have fun doing prostate exams while I’m flying business first-class to Paris.
Not to keep score or anything, but…
Me = 1
People who scramble for internal medicine slots = 0