Yes, after months of preparation, weeks of anticipation, days of dread, and hours of sleeplessness, Match Day finally came on Monday, February 14.
We had flip-flopped tremendously over the past few weeks. One day we were sure he would match, the next day I was researching hospitals with transitional year programs.
Expect the Best, but Prepare for the Worst became our unofficial motto for February.
We weren't sure what to expect, but knew that an email with match results should be sent in the morning, and results would be posted at 12pm EST. We wanted to find out the results together (it HAS been a team effort, you know), but weren't sure how the day would go.....He began a new rotation that morning, so he left at 6:30am, agreeing that if at all possible he would come home when he saw an email, or at noon - whichever came first. At about 9:15am I got a call that he had an email, and would be home in a few minutes. I set up the computer and anxiously waited.
We looked together, and were THRILLED to find out that he matched to the ER program we wanted in OH.
This is a small town in Southern Ohio, very near West Virginia. We are so excited to settle for the next 4 years, especially somewhere with a slightly milder climate. We'll be near Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC! I am not so thrilled that it's a 2 hour drive to the nearest Target, but I guess there are trade-offs for quiet living. It's going to be a busy summer!