Today at 11am, I learned that I’ve matched! So on Friday at 11am, I find out which of the eleven programs I interviewed at is my home for the next 3 to 5 years! (Standard full length os psychiatry residency is four years, but I can be somewhere for only three years if I choose to “fast track” into the child & adolescent fellowship at a different program. Similarly, I could be somewhere for five years if I decide to stay in the same place for that fellowship, or a different one, since most are only a year long).
If I hadn’t matched? I’d be really nervous and possibly trying to scoop up one of the still empty 30 spots in the US (I have no idea where they are though; you only have access to the details beyond the numbers if you didn’t match).
So I’m relieved that I’m not in that position, and my heart goes out to those who are (I know at least a couple =/) . But I’m still worried about exactly where I’m going to end up.
Anyway, just a little bit longer and then I can start with the more interesting posts about my relationships again. Because no matter how things turn out on Friday, interesting is the right word to describe all of this!