Post Match-Weekend

March 24, 2014

Hey, ya’ll!

Thanks so much for the congratulatory comments. What an awesome week it was. Monday brought a wave of relief when I checked my email at 11:05 (central time) while we were seeing outpatients, then it was a LOOOONG week of waiting until Friday at noon (when we were still rounding) when I found out where: I get to stay in my home state of North Carolina and matched into my #1 specialty, Psychiatry! Within 5 minutes, I ducked into the nearest bathroom to take a call from my new program director congratulating me. Within a couple of hours, I’d gotten a slew of emails from folks in the department also offering their congratulations. Happy, happy day.

All those close to me have been very supportive and are also very excited. It’s great to have something concrete to plan–I finally can start looking for apartments, scheduling vacations.

Rotations are winding down. This is my last week in Louisiana doing a FAAAAABULOUS psych elective where I’ve gotten to see inpatient child, adolescent, adult, and chemical dependence patients, as well as outpatients. The pace has been unusually busy for psychiatry, but fun. I’ve learned time management as we see 30-60 patients/day. Next I’m off to Virginia to complete my last 4-week elective, a required medicine sub-I elective BEFORE I’M FINISHED!

I’ve received emails about graduation already. We all get to venture up to Massachusetts at the end of May. I’m looking forward to meeting classmates I haven’t seen since we left the island. It’s exciting ordering announcements and graduation attire.

2014 Match

March 17, 2014

::drum roll::

I MATCHED!!!!!!!!!

I will find out where on this coming Friday! YAY! SO HAPPY!