Matched ❤️

It’s taken me a long few days to compose this post because I really don’t know what to say. 😂 But, ❤️I matched❤️ !! I matched with Sarah Lawrence College after interviewing with them, Oklahoma, and Bay Path this cycle. I’m over the moon to go to New York and finally enter the next step…

Match Day Survival

Hello all! I sure do hope this isn’t the last time I write here. As mentioned, I wanted to revitalize my blog in case I match into a program this year. I sure am hoping that I can continue down the road to genetic counseling, but we shall see! If not, know that I’m happy…

The Experienced Reject’s Guide to Coping

Hey all, sadly, Wisconsin Interview did not lead to me post-matching with them. And that’s disappointing, and it’s okay for me to be sad about it. It was a long shot, but of course I wanted it! The difficulty I face now is trying to decide where things go from here. My husband and I…

The After-Mat(c)h

Well, pretty much everyone knows that I did not match this cycle. But let me say this. I really thought that if I didn’t match, I’d lose my whole following on this blog. People would say “Who wants to listen to her? She’s a multiple-time reject! She’s clearly unqualified!” Imagine my surprise when I logged…

I’ve Been an Applicant for 597 Days and Today Might Be the Last

Helllloooo everyone! Despite my worst thoughts and fears, I made it through foot surgery! Do I kind of look a mess? Yes! Am I struggling on crutches? Definitely! But all those horrible things I imagined like coding under anesthesia, not waking up at the end of the surgery, losing my whole foot, none of that…

Forced Gap Years, Back-up Plans, and Surviving Uncertainty

Well, we’re here. A week and a day out from Match! Of all the questions first year applicants come to me with, this is the number one question: “How did you survive?” I know that sounds dramatic but the point is this. These last few weeks (and now days) are tough! With each passing day,…

Happiest Outcome Guaranteed: How the Match Works

Rank order lists are open! We’re really getting down to the wire now. We now have a little more than a week left to rank our programs and submit lists. Then a two week wait where the algorithm holds our fates hostage. Ugh. This cycle has gone by a lot faster than last cycle did…

What Happened Last Cycle: A Quick Breakdown

Before we embark too far on my journey into my second year applying, I thought I should share what happened last time, in brief. Last cycle I applied to genetic counseling schools while I was still an undergraduate. I knew I for sure wanted to be a genetic counselor and I didn’t want to take…