Friday, March 18, 2011

Match Day 2011

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this or this).

Another year, another Match Day. No abundance of stats yet (waiting for the Dean's newsletter for that), but about 2/3 of the graduating class is staying in the Bay Area. There were also a ton of matches in Emergency Medicine this year (also anecdotally observed by friend and PGY-3 Graham Walker).

Prior to the actual ceremony, folks were all atwtitter with the news that Harvard had opened their envelopes a full hour early. Scandalous.

I look for the students who look really excited to congratulate, and respectfully avoid the students who seem subdued or upset. After Match Day, unless I know for sure that the student is happy with their residency match, I don't congratulate at all for fear of seeming insensitive if they have not yet made peace with their assignment.

And now, photos.

Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011
Stanford Match Day 2011

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