Friday, March 20, 2009

Dr. VonB is a lucky, lucky girl

Well, I am still in shock, but I have managed to get everything I hoped for. Yesterday I found out that I matched into my top choices for preliminary year (pediatrics) and my advanced year (dermatology)!
Match day was kind of bitter sweet. Lots of friends leaving, lots staying; lots got what they wanted, some were disappointed. I was a lucky one, getting what I wanted, sticking around. I'm sure I will be even more excited as days go on, but for now I'm kind of still in stunned disbelief.
Here's the thing: I can't tell you how excited I am about dermatology!! I love, love, LOVE it. It is just about perfect for me. I've said it before, but I get to do everything I love. Great diagnostic work, surgery, and kickass immunology. Plus, my daughter will probably even know what I look like!
As for intern year, I am also very excited, but nervous. It's such a huge leap, going from not doing anything without four levels of permission to basically being able to make decisions on my own. Also: the hours. Scary. And even scarier... Capstone has given me a very clear understanding of just how much stuff I've already managed to forget in just a few months. But I'm not thinking about that now. Right now all I'm thinking about is packing for a short, weekend getaway with my hubby which we have been looking forward to for months. :)
For those of you out there who matched, I hope you are as happy as I am. For those with the match still ahead... sitting on this side of things, I can tell you that keeping up with that hard work and studying does pay off! Hang in there! And enjoy the first day of spring.


Old MD Girl said...


(When'd you find out it's a girl?)

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