Away I have been for I had to detach,
I was taken hostage by the “residency match”.
Been a while since I came here to ramble
as NRMP played my life’s ultimate gamble.
I rechecked and reviewed, re-upload and refresh.
did I do this right? Or make a mess!?
Oh the fear, the days weren’t sunny,
as I spent thousands on application money.
Then it’s interview season – I am braved,
My resume is long and my LORs waived.
With holes in my shoes and a MTB in my shelf,
Practice and practice…”so..tell me about yourself”
The travel halts, we hold our breath,
12th of March is now what we dread.
I wait exhausted, almost crashed,
Until lo and behold! “Congratulations! You have matched!”
Behind are the struggles, its time for celebration,
Mid-June, they said, we begin orientation.
We pack our bags, may be brush up some basic,
and like the last journey, hope this too will be EPIC! (pun intended)