Monday, March 16, 2009

"Congratulations! You have matched."

That was the body of the email that Mr. Darling received today at 12 noon! Match Day isn't until this Thursday, but the Monday before Match Day, all of the residency applicants receive an email telling them if (but not where) they matched. If you don't match, you have to take part in what is appropriately named the "Scramble." (As in, you're scrambling to find a program with open slots to accept you - something which you may or may not accomplish.) (In case you're a first timer here, my husband, Mr. Darling, is a fourth-year medical student and will be a doctor in just a few short months!)

Anyway, Mr. Darling matched at one of the programs he ranked, so he won't have to scramble, and we'll find out where in just three days! It's not at all surprising that he matched (because he's freaking amazing), but it is reassuring to know. I AM SO PROUD OF MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!

If you're interested, the National Resident Matching Program has a good (but long) explanation of how the medical residency matching program works here. If you're only a little interested, you can just read my explanation here.

21 comments:

.::~P~::. said...

WOOOHOOOOOO I'm excited to know where you'll have to move!!!!

Call Me Cate said...

How exciting! And good for him, I remember you explaining the whole process and it sounded very stressful to me. But to find out he matched one of his choices is AWESOME!

Angie said...

Hooray, congrats!

Megan said...

Woohoo! Congrats to Mr. Darling! =D

Dingo said...

The waiting is just driving me crazy! I'm glad he got into one of the programs he picked but I wish they would just tell him which one already!

Adriana said...

Congrats! I am anxious to hear how match day goes.

Snarky A. said...

Congratulations Mr. Darling! And to you too Tova, for having such an awesome, soon-to-be MD husband!

LegalMist said...

Cheers!

Sandi said...

YEA!!! I am so happy for you both! Congrats! I can't wait to hear where. Will you actually tell us where?

Sassy Britches said...

All right, all right, all RIIIIGHT! Am on pins and needles! Congratulations to Mr. Darling!

Girl On A Journey said...

This must be amazingly exciting. Yay!

Cora said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations to you both, Tova! :-)

My word verification is: coastal. Not kidding. Maybe that's a sign? Will the Darlings end up on the coast? Let's find out. ;-)

Tranquility said...

Congratulations!
Okay... just three more days!
I swear, our time schedules are so very nearly the same.
We've decided that our 'big move' will be taking place in about a week's time (depending on how the packing goes...)

Good Luck!

Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch) said...

I can't wait to find out where you will be! Congrats to Mr. Darling on being awesome! Just don't stop blogging after you move and your whole life changes. We would miss you too much :D

Mrs. Newlywed said...

That is such fabulous news! You should be super proud!

I cannot wait to hear about all of your new adventures. I am sure there will be plenty of fun stories to be told!

Jules said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

wendy said...

great news!! Can't wait to hear more!

SkylersDad said...

Congrats to Mr. Darling, I look forward to hearing all about it!

Catherinette said...

Hopefully you'll end up in some location and not in the middle of Arkansas.

**fingers crossed**

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

oh yay! congratulations!

i have a very good group of friends who found out they matched today too - i'm on pins and needles though about where they are all going to end up. i don't want any of them to leave cleveland. boo.

Jen - The Secret Keeper said...

Congratulations! i'm sure you play a major role in his greatness!! x

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