Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So after all is said and done, Kent and I both prefer the Houston residency. He's submitted is as his first choice and in exactly 2 weeks from now, we'll hear back for the match .... not that we're counting down days or anything .... ;0) For those who don't understand what the 'match' is, it used for most medical residencies. You interview with those you're interested in and then enter into the computer your choices in the order that you prefer. Likewise, the residencies do teh same with the applicants they desire. On the day, the results are sent out. Hopefully your choice matches that of the residency so that everyone gets their 'top pick'. As often happens, many don't match and thus is born the 'scramble'. A fitting name given the chaos that ensues as unmatched residencies and applicants alike contact the remaining openings to apply. We had to scramble last year, hence the reason we never thought we'd end up in New Mexico. So while Houston is our first choice and Seattle is our second ... we could end up just about anywhere in the USA.