For someone like me, however, who is applying to internal medicine, which isn't as competitive (except at top-ranked institutions), it isn't as much of a big deal. Having said that, I was up all night tossing and turning, having nightmares about the worst-case scenario of not matching and getting the dreaded email in the morning.
Lucky for me I received this lonely little one-liner in my inbox this morning:
Congratulations! You have matched.
It was a nice relief. It is also kind of strange when I think about it actually, because this email essentially indicates a job offer. It confirms that I have a job awaiting me in July ... salary and all, as a doctor, no less! That's a little frightening and intimidating.
Now all I have to do it last until Thursday ... which is easier said than done.