For our second Humans of Greenville post, Anna Quantrille explains the Match Day process.
(2/5): “It costs thousands of dollars to get through interview season; most people do anywhere from 10-15 residency interviews. A lot of schools will pay for expenses but you pay for travel and hotels. Some people had to take out extra loans. Then, in February, you rank everywhere you interviewed. And then the places rank everyone they saw, too. It goes into a computer system, supposedly weighed in our favor. One Friday in March is “Match Day”. When you sign up for the Match, you sign a contract that you will go wherever you’re sent. You find out on a Monday if you Match or not — it’s called Match Monday. If you didn’t, you have a week to figure out what you’re gonna do. There’s a list of places with open spots…we call it “scramble”. And then on Match Day, every fourth-year medical student in the country gets an envelope, and at 12:00 you open your letter and find out where you’re going.”
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