A few days ago I got an e-card from one awesome blogger!! This card made me laugh till I peed in my pants. And I really needed the laughter. It is the perfect cure.
One of my friends called me soon after I got the card. She told that she also didn’t match into a program. Together we discussed our options and by brainstorming I found some solutions. One, I am not going to give up on all the hard work I’ve done in the last few years. I’m going to try again, but I’m going to expand my applications to include other specialties. My friend reminded me that when I first started medical school I loved psychiatry and pediatrics. She suggested looking for a program that combined the two. She also reminded me that one of my highest scores for exams came in obstetrics and said she remembered that I did very well during that rotation.
Most of all she reminded me that I need to remember that the hard part is over, that I’ve graduated. She reminded me that I passed all of the USMLE exams (and that not many people can boast that triumph). And she reminded me that “poor little me” was not the only one left behind when other programs filled (she also was still licking her wounds)…and that sooner or later I’ll be bitching that a program is working me too hard.
Thank you all for bearing with me these past couple weeks. I have appreciated the comments and being able to chat it out with many of my friends. Have a good weekend and once again a HUGE thank you.
P.S. At the very end of our conversation my friend broke out in song singing “Morning After” from the Poseidon Adventure…a movie we watched cause we were up at like 3 a.m. one night. She remembered that as a really good time in our road of friendship. This pushed my laughter way over the edge.