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.