I don't know of many things more stressful than interviewing for a job--whether it is for a match in a residency or a post-residency spot with a practice. As a working adult, I've had plenty of interviews in my own career. Here's hoping that all of the recent match interviews and upcoming job interviews for my friends in the medical field are less stressful than the video.
Three years ago at this time, we were in limbo, waiting to hear about Dr. D's match. While there were no real fears that she wouldn't match somewhere, having our fate left largely up to computer algorithms was stressful. I went to only two of the ten or so interview dinners with her, and of course those dinners are really not that meaningful. Yes, you get to sit with residents who are in the programs you'll interview with, but let's face it--the residents who are already there have a limited say in the decisions and ranking made by the program directors.
This blog is written from the perspective of an older medical spouse who happens to be childless by choice. I hope that husbands, older spouses, those childless by choice, and others will find this entertaining and occasionally useful.
I am a writer with a day job, a PhD, and wife to an amazing MD who is in residency.