Gottschalk (ophthalmology) in this forum and his wife (dermatology) matched here at Iowa. They both applied to the same programs and interviewed. The SFMatch then runs the ophthalmology match and calls the top program in regards to his wife's chances. If the program states, in confidence, that they are ranking the spouse to match, then SFMatch keeps the match; otherwise, they go to the second, third, fourth, etc... This is a complicated process, but it worked well for both of them.ckyuen said:We had a resident who matched here and his wife match in peds at our program. I think he said they applied to similar places, then he filled out his rank list and when he found out where he matched his wife contacted the corresponding pediatrics program. You should know before your fiance's rank list is due so she can put her list in accordingly.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. SF Match looks first at the programs where the OPHTHO applicant will match (independent of any influence from the spouse) and then hopes to find nearby programs that also will rank the spouse highly. If your spouse would have matched at UCLA but Jules Stein hates you, you're not going to be headed to LA. Does that make sense?eyestar said:I am a little confused. ophtho match is tough but it seems like having a spouse will make it much easier if sfmatch contacts the pd of the spouse(lets say spouse going to peds which is easier to get in and if pd says yes, then you can get matched for ophtho at that place!!!!!!
Am I misunderstanding???
I need to get a spouse !!!