Thinking Outside My Top 5

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Thinking Outside My Top 5

Counting down the day that we have all been waiting for. It almost here. I think like many people out there when I think about matching I really only think about how life will be as a resident at my top choice. I think it's natural for most of us to grab on to the idea of being at our top choice, heck that's why it is our top choice. Of I am trying to remind myself I can end 14 other places too! That's gets a little scary, because when I think about matching at one of the places outside my top 5 I get a little disappointed. Reality is many of us will match outside our top five and life will go on. I think it's important for many of use to think that just because we don't match were we necessarily want too that we still were able to match in a very competitive field amongst very competitive applicants.
With that said I am no trying to come up with how I exactly want to check my match results. I think a few years ago they had it better when you found out after midnight on a Monday instead of this 9am business. I say that because I for one won't be able to sleep very well the night before. I would rather just forget about sleeping and stay up that night keeping myself busy watching movies or something then find out and go to bed. I am sure everybody has there own way they wish they could find out but for me the first thing I don't want to do on a Monday morning is find out where I am going to spend my next 5 or 6 years. Also I really have trouble with the whole email thing. Seems like everything in the urology match goes through email (applications, interview invites, etc..) I am getting tired of nervously typing in my email password to find out major things about my life. I have also been pondering the idea of taking the day off to celebrate and start planning my life, I figure if the students going through the main match can do it then I can take a day to myself for the same reason. I also think that after this all happens I will get a little jealous of the the rest of my peers when they get a day off, a nice lunch and have a small party for when the NMRP match results come out. Plus they get an actual piece of paper that says everything. Call me nostalgic but seems like I would want something in writing that says where I am going. Again I feel like this will soon be the case for urology in the coming years when it joins the main match. Seems like it would be a little more fun to find out when all my classmates do that way I can have tons of people to talk to about it and not just rush to the urologymatch forums to share my news.
Anyway I am curious how if anybody out there wants to share how and when you plan of checking your match results and of course what you plan to do afterwords. Please share.

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor