This year, Match Day is Friday, March 18th, and the American Resident Project has devoted the whole month to sharing posts related to the Match.

May 23
Having gone to medical school in Washington, DC, I was painstakingly aware that a patient’s quality of life was affected by more than just medical conditions. On any given day on one of my outpatient rotations, I might go from spending the morning and afternoon caring for patients who were paying above and beyond what their insurance would cover so they could take advantage of so-called “personalized medicine” to a clinic in Anacostia, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, in order to provide free after-hours care to patients who frequently had to choose between affording medications and putting food on the table for their families.
May 19
Recently I was invited to sit on a panel at rounds for my residency program. I showed up on the steps of the hospital that day, roughly 11 months from when I left. The building looked the same, flowers bloomed, and there were still patients lined up to see their doctors. It’s nice to know some things don’t change.
May 18
Health care has evolved to a place where we are all truly interdependent on one another for success. Collaboration between payers and providers is not an option, it’s a mandate both for managing population health and ensuring the future of our health care system.
May 18
Research has shown that people who participate in team sports have better self-rated health and higher life satisfaction regardless of gender or age. However, as busy clinicians (or clinicians in training), most of us do not have the time and energy to commit to traditional "team" sports. So, what do you do?
May 13
My classmates and I were asked to post our personal statements anonymously to help serve as examples for the rising fourth years as they bog through the tradition of ERAS. The idea of an anonymous personal statement is ridiculous since the definition of a successful statement is that even without your name, it points directly to you. Instead, I will share my formula for writing a personal statement that I have developed over years of practice.
May 7
There may be variables that complicate interactions, but keeping questions at the forefront of any patient interaction will keep building an alliance with our patients at the forefront as well.