Thursday, March 17, 2011

match day!

 So- today was match day! Probably the most important day of med school after graduation. It's the day everybody finds out where they 'matched' for residency programs. Basically a day to find out if you got a job to be the doctor you want to be!  It's super crazy and really exciting and there are lots of screams and tears and insanity.  All of the results are put into envelopes and exactly at noon you are allowed to run up- grab yours- and rip it open!  The whole event is really outrageous and so much fun (if you end up where you wanted, anyway).  Unfortunately for us it was pretty anticlimactic since we 'matched' back in December. Military programs do things three months earlier than civilians. As nice as it has been to already know where we're headed and to have already found a house and everything- I was a little sad that we didn't get to be surprised along with everybody else :)  They did make envelopes for all the military people, though.
 Here are all of the military guys acting surprised to open their envelopes. 
 And here I am acting surprised.  It really was super fun to see everybody opening their envelopes and getting so excited.
 My favorite of the day were our friends Justin and Julie.  I don't think I've ever seen two happier people!  This picture made my day.  Julie is jumping up and down because she is so excited!  They matched in Texas at their first choice.
 And here are all of our friends from church who matched today- plus one army couple.
 It's just so crazy to think that this whole med school thing is coming to an end. Kent has worked his tail off and I am so excited to be headed to Dayton!  I think that Kent and I were made to be mid-westerners! 


Jill Lau said...

So fun! Thanks for emailing those pictures. I have to blog the picture of Justin and Julie too sometime....that really is such a a great picture. It makes me laugh so hard!

Michelle said...

That picture made me CRY! weird, cuz I don't even know them. haha. I'm so grateful that everything has seemed to fall right into place for you two. You guys deserve all the blessings that come your way. I'm so proud of you and excited for you and the new adventures you'll be having!

I'm just finishing the book called "Matched" - and reading this post after reading that book all day was fun. ;)

Lyndsay said...

Two things:
1. I love your cardigan and want to steal it.
2. I am so happy you caught Julie's reaction. I LOVE love it. I'm so glad everyone's happy about their match.

HowellAZ said...

Looks like a fun event - and I have to say you both have really good fake surprise faces!

Delaps said...

The picture of Julie and Justin is fantastic! It is so exciting and I am so glad that everything worked out so well for everyone!

Pat and Brent said...

Congrats again. Your phoney reaction couldn't quite match the real thing but I'm happy for you. That looks like a real fun night.

yaya said...

Congrats! It seemed from my end that time just flew by, but from all the work and effort on both your parts I'm sure it's been a long journey. Dayton is one lucky town to be getting you guys! I have to get a package out to you since you entered my don't move yet!