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Less than a Year

The CARMs Match day was just this Monday… which means in about a year’s time, it’ll be my turn.

It frightens and stresses me out. It seems like there’s still so much to learn and do. I feel the pressure to start “playing the game” by showing my face to program directors, arranging electives, looking good for references, etc.

It’s the stress of getting into medical school all over again… but this time you’re competing nation-wide… with other medical students.


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  1. hi
    hi March 10, 2011


    what do you hope to be matched into?

    • medaholic
      medaholic March 10, 2011

      At this moment, my top choices are Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. Other possible choices are Emergency.

  2. Spencer
    Spencer March 12, 2011

    Hey Medaholic,

    I have been reading your blog for a long time and I cannot express how helpful it has been.

    Next year, I will be starting my undergraduate degree and then hopefully go on to med school. One thing that confuses me is this matching process at the end of med school.

    I think in the future you should have a post discussing this whole CARMs match day endeavor.


    • medaholic
      medaholic March 16, 2011

      I wouldn’t worry about it too much at your stage. It’s still at least 6-8 years plus until you have to think about the whole match process. Just focus on your undergrad grades + interests and you’ll be alright

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