Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Welcome to Match Day on Mothers in Medicine

Welcome to our 5th (!) Topic Day at Mothers in Medicine: Match Day. Today, we'll be featuring posts about our experiences with the big day.

As promised, we are also giving away 10 (!) copies of the book "Match Day" by Brian Eule. (See reviews by myself and Fizzy earlier this week). To enter, leave a comment to this post with your email address and we'll select 10 random readers to receive a free copy sent to them! You have until midnight tonight to leave a comment, so spread the word, tell your friends, score a copy!

And, good luck to those going through the actual match who will be finding out tomorrow at noon EST!

Posts will be publishing regularly throughout the day. Scroll down to see the posts....

30 comments:

  1. I'm only an M3 right now, but I am quickly realizing that Match Day tomorrow for the M4s means only one thing: I'm next. It's exhilarating and terrifying at the same time! I've really appreciated your thoughts about the book - I plan on buying it if you guys don't pick me :-)

    Katie
    katievon25 AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. I've enjoyed reading the reviews about this book. I'm really interested in learning more about Match Day, especially as it pertains to women and their families. As an MS4, I've been on tenterhooks for months about tomorrow. As an MS4 with a PGY2 fiance locked down in one city, I've been looking for every distraction I can find to stave off the panic attacks! ;)

    Thanks a ton!
    Jessica
    jyhu AT msn DOT com

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  3. Pick me, pick me!

    Katie!
    NeverKnowEverything@gmail.com

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  4. I'm an M2, so still a little far from my match, but it's surprising how often people ask about where you want to do residencies... which always leads to the "well, i don't have complete control over that."

    Thanks for putting this together!

    Katie (yes, another one).
    drkatiegoestomedschool@gmail.com

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  5. I am so excited to read the posts today about the match! I am a 29 year old mother of 3 and am starting med school this summer. This site has been such an encouragement to me and I strongly suspect it will continue to be so!

    Heather
    heath19gym@yahoo.com

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  6. Tomorrow is my big day. :) I'll love to get the book!

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  7. book sounds fun!

    frylime [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I think you guys have convinced me to buy it if I don't win it :) I'm an MS4, but took time off to have my daughter so I won't be matching this year (though I'll be excited tomorrow to see where my classmates matched!). smithieshy05 at yahoo dot com.

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  9. I'm an MS4 anxiously awaiting match results, and would love a copy of the book! emilypoff@gmail.com

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  10. Also would love a copy - MS2 in NYC here. jennygapinski AT gmail.com

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  11. I definitely want to be entered for the book. I've decided to switch to premed next semester and take the plunge. AGH!

    the_tars@att.net

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  12. I'm a tax lawyer who loves reading medical books and blogs. There's no match day equivalent for lawyers - I'd say the most angst-ridden day is the day when you find out whether you've passed or failed the bar exam, but we find out individually in the privacy of our homes. I hope everyone who is reading this blog and is waiting to find out the results tomorrow gets into their top-choice program. Good luck! suzkim [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  13. I've been following this blog for awhile and truly appreciate learning more about what I'm getting myself into, going to medical school next year. Cheers!

    carmelle.tsai@gmail.com

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  14. I'm only an M1 but the Basic Sciences years are making me pray that Match Day comes A LOT sooner!

    srav1512@gmail.com

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  15. Great posts today! As a pre-med undergraduate, I appreciate this blog as a peek into my future. Thanks!

    lbstull@gmail.com

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  16. I'm another MS4 anxiously waiting for the big day tomorrow. (I think we should get a bonus entry for good timing.) Thanks for the topic day...it's been good to read about all of your positive match day results today, no I'm just hoping for my own #1 spot.

    karahepp AT gmail

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  17. I'm really enjoying reading about your match days, and anxiously looking forward to mine someday not too far off in the future!

    xavier (underscore) emmanuelle (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. M4 anxiously awaiting the big day tomorrow!
    asomervi at neoucom dot edu

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  19. I won't match for three years (I'm a first year medical student) but I was there when my husband opened his white envelope several years ago. I love this blog....
    rmtrox@mac.com

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  20. I'm a regular reader and always enjoy your thoughts on life and careers in medicine. I am not matching for a couple more years, but would definitely like a copy of Match Day.

    Thanks (from yet another),
    Katie

    katester2007@gmail.com

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  21. i would love a copy of the book. i am in my second year of general pediatric practice after finishing residency, but i remember the stress and excitement of match day well...

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  22. forgot to leave my email:
    marni.turell@gmail.com

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  23. I really appreciated the reviews on the book. I would love a copy, not just to read myself, but also for my husband and mom to read. I think that reading what other people go through helps us cope with our own stress as we await our own match tomorrow.

    Thanks for the great blog. It has really helped add perspective to all the stress I've gone through.

    km.jessop@gmail.com

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  24. This was a great topic day. For another topic day I'd be interested in hearing how all of you decided that you wanted to go into medical school.

    take care!
    Julia

    juliapederson at gmail dot com

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  25. plumanita@gmail.com :)

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  26. This seems like it would be a awesome book to read, I really enjoyed your reviews on it.

    nasstar3838 @ gmail . com

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  27. britain.l.parrish@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  28. thedragonflyinitiative at gmail dot com

    Have linked to this post and those below on my blog. Thanks for posting. Australia doesn't have a Match day - we apply to every state/territory and it is a bit of a free for all. Being a cynic I just wish it was all drawn out of a hat to save everyone the stress. (But hey, medical students can't help but stress, our type A personalities won't let us).

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  30. a lowly first year in love with this blog!

    kennedyqueen08@yahoo.com

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