Life update: It’s a big one! (#Match2022)

My journey to MD/PhD is nearly at its end.

In this final year, I applied to residency and on March 18th, 2022, I found out where the next stage of my journey will be.

But first, on March 10th, 2022, I had my last day of medical school clerkships, as I finished a 2-week rotation in dermatology.

🎵 It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie short white coat – not a bikini / that she wore for the LAST time today. 🎵
I’m done with my last med school rotation!!! Source: @MDPhDToBe

Then on March 14, 2022, I found out that I matched to internal medicine residency!!! This was an extra special day because thanks to my recording of dates in an old blog post, I realized this was exactly 10 years since the day that I first discovered that MD/PhD programs existed.

Match email. Source: @MDPhDToBe

And finally, the day came. On March 18, 2022 at 12 EST, medical students around the country opened envelopes or read the email that stated where they would be training for residency. My school hosted a celebration at our football stadium:

They gave us our envelopes:

We opened them:

And I found out that I matched at:

Massachusetts General Hospital

in Boston, MA

Specifically, I will be in the Stanbury Physician-Scientist Pathway.

I hope to provide more information on here about physician-scientist programs in residency, but in the meantime, I plan to enjoy this exciting news and begin my move to this new phase of my training!

Also, no post about the match is complete without acknowledging the long road to get this far and the people that helped me make it through. In particular, I want to recognize how as a MD/PhD student, it is hard watching classes who started with/after you match. But at the same time, there is something special about celebrating with people you’ve trained with for 8+ years. I’m so proud about what my graduating class has already accomplished and can’t wait to see what further impacts we have on the world! I’m so thankful for this Ultimate Legacy class and glad they joined me in wearing tiaras – to quote Taylor Swift: We all got crowns.

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