THE Classic of novel of internship!!
The hilarious novel of the healing arts that reveals
everything your doctor never wanted you to know. Six
eager interns -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be.
They came from the top of their medical school class
to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a year
in the time-honored tradition, racing to answer the
flash of on-duty call lights and nubile nurses. But
only the Fat Man --the Clam, all-knowing resident --
could sustain them in their struggle to survive, to
stay sane, to love-and even to be doctors when their
harrowing year was done. A MUST read!
Finally! Match Day in 2007 will be on March 15th.
At 1 PM Eastern Standard Time, results are made public at
medical schools across the nation. At 1:00 p.m. eastern time,
results are also available on the NRMP website. Medical schools
are notified of applicant matching status several hours before
that time in order to prepare any Match Day festivities they
may have planned! If all went well for you, then congratulations!
Match data is processed for one month before results are available
Your rank list is due approximately three weeks
before Match Day, which is a Thursday the third week in March.
After all rank lists have been entered into the NRMP’s
Registration, Ranking, and Results System, the NRMP will verify
the data. Usually, the Match is run 7-10 days after the rank
order list deadline. So why does it take the NRMP three weeks
to return the data to the applicants and programs? The NRMP
must make sure that the Match is “stable” to ensure
that the outcome of the Match will be identical no matter which
applicant they begin processing first. Then, the Match results
for more than 20,000 applicants and almost 4,000 residency
programs must be posted to the NRMP web site. Finally, the
data tables and Match statistics must be prepared.
who do not Match are notified two days prior to Match Day
On Monday of Match Week, applicants learn from their
dean's office whether—but not to which program—they
matched. In addition, results are available from the NRMP website.
Applicants who do not matchcan “Scramble” for unfilled
positions. During this time, the dean's office will contact programs
across the country who have unfilled positions. In addition,
the NRMP web site posts a “dynamic” list of unfilled
positions that is updated hourly as those positions are filled.
Typically, you’re the dean's office submits copies of your
personal statements, letters of recommendation, and CV to program
directors. In addition, the dean of students will also phone
program directors on the behalf of students. During this time,
the remaining available positions will be filled.
not the end of the world
Match Day should be a happy day for students. It is
not important whether or not you get your first choice. All that
matters is that you end up in a program that you will enjoy and
be happy training at. Some students get so caught up with the
idea of matching at their first choice that if they do not get
that choice, they feel as if they have failed. This is not the
case. The Match is all about choosing between different flavors
of training programs. They are all a little different, some are
sweeter than others, but in the end most applicants are happy
where they end up training, whether it was their first choice
You may hear from the program where you matched
within hours, but be aware that it may take a few days. Many
programs call their future interns on the phone, or send email
or telegrams welcoming their incoming class. In the weeks-to-months
that follow, you can expect to receive further details about
your starting date, training requirements and schedules. Before
your internship begins, don't forget to take some time off
to enjoy yourself. You deserve it.