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March 20, 2009

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.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:18 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Random stuff


Congratulations, Amie!

Sam, that's so awesome, no wonder you're proud. I was holding my breath, hoping you wouldn't say, "...and we're packing to leave for Seattle in June." Noooooo.

That is so freakin cute, congrats!!!

Hi, Sam! I handle media relations for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. We're so happy Amie was pleased with her match!
If you're interested, you can watch a video of our Match Day ceremony on our YouTube channel at
Thanks, and congratulations to both you and Amie!

Congrats to you and your fiancee!

Congratulations to Amie, that is wonderful news. You'll have to keep us all posted on operation: Washington (I assume state, not DC).

No no, AC-M -- Washington D.C. The Baltimore Sun's style is to say Washington, not D.C. Don't ask.

Congrats to the both of you!!
Much to be proud about, plus she'll be local.

yay! We get to keep Amie and sam! And she doesn't have to go to Georgia like Doc Hollywood!

Congrats. Everyone wants to get into dermatology now. It's the only speciality you can still make money in.

We're extremely proud and impressed too! Wow! What an incredible future for the two of you. Congratulations!

Is Amie going around telling everybody FYBIGMI?

Congrats Amie, glad to here you guys are sticking around for a while longer.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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