Match surprises?

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ilealconduit
Match surprises?

Was anyone surprised (for better or worse) by their match?Did anyone encounter PDs or chairmen who appeared forthcoming about their intentions and then ended up surprising you?I was a wee bit surprised by my match, and a couple others at my institution were also surprised. But we aren't looking a gift horse in the mouth, given that more than one out of three applicants who submitted lists didn't match. 

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Walker
15 Interviews

No Match.That was a surprise.

treebirds
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Walker wrote:
No Match.That was a surprise.
 this happened to me last year, and it was a surprise for certain. yes, did think a certain PD really liked me and did not make the cut apparently. too many talented people.matched this year. diff place. no surprises this year.good luck for your future plans. hold out strong, it will work out.

jkloling
What did you do?

treebirds wrote:
Walker wrote:
No Match.That was a surprise.
 this happened to me last year, and it was a surprise for certain. yes, did think a certain PD really liked me and did not make the cut apparently. too many talented people.matched this year. diff place. no surprises this year.good luck for your future plans. hold out strong, it will work out.
Any opinion on research year vs. prelim surgery?

Match2011
A little surprised too

I got a love, possibly lust, letter from my number 1 program chair, that everyone I showed to (including my home attending urologists) thought I'd match there.  Surprise, surprise... I didn't match there.  For the future applicants, don't let any love letter from any attending urologist sway your decision.  Good luck to the people who didn't match and I'm hoping the best for you as this year was particularly brutal. 

panamishe
Also got a love email

Actually I got two emails from the PD at my #4 spot so I thought for sure that was the lowest down my list that I would match. I ended up matching at my #6 but I'm just so grateful that I matched and at a place that I liked.Congrats to all those who matched and Good luck to all those who didn't.

porktaco
I got two lovey dovey emails

I got two lovey dovey emails from the chairman at my #3. Was excited that I wouldn't go below that program on my list. Ended up matching at my #4. So very, very grateful to have matched (and at a place I liked), but there was a brief moment when I thought, "wait, what?"

Anonymous (not verified)
love letters

Got a very strong "we want you at our program" letter from my #1.  Matched at my #1.  Sometimes it works out too....

aloepathic
I got very little

I got very little communication from anyone up and down my list (some general reach-out to answer questions from my #2 but no lovey-dovey signal) and wound up matching at my #1. Who knows what communication or lack thereof really means.

Anonymous (not verified)
Same boat

jkloling wrote:
treebirds wrote:
Walker wrote:
No Match.That was a surprise.
 this happened to me last year, and it was a surprise for certain. yes, did think a certain PD really liked me and did not make the cut apparently. too many talented people.matched this year. diff place. no surprises this year.good luck for your future plans. hold out strong, it will work out.
Any opinion on research year vs. prelim surgery?
In similar boat. Is it too late to go for a prelim surg spot? Threw an app out there for surg but was late in the season so only 1 interview.

Anonymous (not verified)
No match

Walker wrote:
No Match.That was a surprise.
20 offers, went on 15 interviews, in my opinion I am totally normal and personable, great feedback from programs....Not matching sure was one heck of a surprise