It’s a contrived and uncomfortable situation—and that’s if you’re lucky. medical graduates match successfully on the first try.
Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before.
Some force their students to walk across a stage and announce their result, sharing their big moment with the assembled student body (either with a fist pump or barely disguised tears).
Other schools hand out envelopes and ask students to open them simultaneously.
If they decide not to pursue a residency, it’s almost always by choice. For graduates of foreign medical schools, the world is a harsher place.
Despite the pressure of Match Day, life is pretty forgiving to U. This year, 12,380 doctors attempted to match from medical schools outside the United States.