Watching them Squirm

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Watching them Squirm

Been over a month since we all had our lives changed drammitically by a little email,  of course with varying results for each. Now that there has been sufficient time since then I love the relaxed feeling I have as I sit and watch the rest of my class slowly become restless before their match. I know that even behind some of their cool and collected faces lies a cloud of uneasiness that haunts them. I know because I think it a feeling that comes when you sign sign up for ERAS on line and is given to every applicant after you hit that "submit" button. Because of our early match status I feel some friends look to me for advice, most of them wanting me to tell them "don't worry; everything will work out just fine". But I can't. Fact is there is no absolute that your last four years of hard work and long nights will pay off with an acceptance to you dream program or even a spot in you dream specialty. And that sucks!Of course one of the many glories of having an early match is being able to attend your schools national match day as if you paid for tickets to a sporting event. Now I know many schools do different things. Some call you up on stage and announce where you are going and others send you and email that most students check at home. But I think the most common way is the mass gathering of students in a hall of some sort while each student opens there white envelope on the count of three. That is how my school does it. From what I have heard it has ranked as one of the top five witnessed events by previously urology students. I can't wait. Just the shear emotion that will be in the room will be great. Like many of you I am sure we will want to know where all our friends go and if the people we know doing the couples match actually couple matched (now that is stress!). But most of all I will be glad that I have tons of other people to talk with about starting intern year because frankly right now no one wants too. Not sure how it has worked out for the rest of you but my program has told me most of the details about my intern year would be given out after the main match. So I am looking forward to knowing when my official start date it so I can really start nailing down when I got to move. Because of this and since they seem to have all the answers about intern year, I really feel that during my first year I am total property of the surgery department and they can do with me as they wish. Of course the first question I will ask them after the match is when do I get my first paycheck!Speaking of paycheck, is that going to be weird or what? Actually getting a check to do medicine? May take a while to get used too but I am sure I will adjust. Now if they would just help me out with moving expenses we would be all set. -UMuser

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