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…

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…

Reflecting and Ranking– 14 Things to Consider

With about a month until Match Day, interview season is starting to wind down, and we turn our attention to ranking. In this blog post and the next, I’m going to cover, first, reflecting on interviews and programs to decide their rank, and second, how the Match algorithm works and what Match Day is like….

I Lived Out of a Backpack for Three Days (OU Interview)

This past weekend I went out to Oklahoma City for my first interview of this application cycle. I had some fun, meet some people, and accrued some more interview tips and ideas. I also lived out of only my backpack because I flew United Basic Economy? Ready to hear all about it? Let’s get started….

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…