It took me a year and three rounds of CaRMS, but I did it! Last Wednesday was Match Day and I so excited to have matched to my favourite Family Medicine program! Over this past year, I have grown a lot and learned a lot about myself. As I mentioned in a previous post, I … Continue reading #tbt: Matched!
The Match results for 2017 are being released right now. If anyone is reading this who was in this Match, I hope you got an amazing spot! I hope you’re really excited! But if you are, you’re probably out celebrating with your classmates right now and not reading this post. If anyone finds this post … Continue reading Finding Out
The CaRMS interview tour is a really neat and unique experience for medical students: we fly around the country, visit new cities and hospitals, meet applicants who may be our co-residents come July, and get to imagine what it would be like to live and train in each new place. It’s exciting, stressful, and a … Continue reading A Completely Different Tour
Finding out you haven’t matched is awful. It really is. You probably weren’t expecting it. You probably didn’t see it coming. And now you have to figure out how to deal with it. AND THEY DON’T GIVE YOU TIME TO DO THIS. Last year we had a week after match day before the file review … Continue reading Do You Enter the Second Match?
I have officially applied for residency three times now. And each time has been so incredibly different. Last November, everything was new and exciting. I was travelling around the country! Exploring different specialties! I spent hours upon hours perfecting my personal letters and compiling my applications. And when I finally hit submit it was such … Continue reading Hope
Friday was my first day back in a clinic! Getting to see patients again reminded me of why I went into medicine in the first place. We are in a very special position as health care providers being able to and expected to be there for our patients and having them trust us with all … Continue reading My Return to the Clinic
Today I want to tell you about my first week of school! That’s right, school! Because a bachelors and an MD is not enough. I’m getting my masters! I need to plaster that office wall in diplomas. I am happy that my alma mater had some options for this, although my guess is most universities … Continue reading Back to School – Again