Why I didn't post much yesterday
I was at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's annual Match Day to see what future awaited Amie, my fiancee. She's going to graduate in May, and was hoping to get into a dermatology program ...
There aren't many dermatology spots to begin with, so it's pretty competitive. But I never had any doubts about what would happen.
In case you're not familiar with the whole process, medical students apply to a bunch of residency programs. Then they do interviews. Finally, they rank the places at which they interviewed, and the places rank them. All this data is fed into a giant supercomputer and the outcome is stuffed into envelopes and handed out on Match Day. Talk about nerve-wracking.
Sure enough, Amie "matched" at a dermatology program in Washington. She's going to spend a year at Mercy Medical Center here in Baltimore first. Then she heads to Washington.
"I'm so excited," she said this morning.
I am too.
And though I don't normally post much about my personal life, I'm so proud and impressed that I had to share it with everybody.