Whatever you do do NOT answer this question.where did you match?
that's what happened to me. at least you ended up in the SPECIALTY you wanted! I'll have an extra year ahead of me, at LEAST.I was forced by my dean to rank #7, 8, 9 despite hating each of those programs. I would have rather scrambled into IM or FM at my home school than go to where I matched.
OP, I am sorry that you felt as if you were forced to do this, and I do not understand how that can happen since I thought only you had access to your rank list. All I can say is that I've seen people go to their absolute last choice and still be very happy in the end.I was forced by my dean to rank #7, 8, 9 despite hating each of those programs.
One way to look at this is to think that those program directors were lying through their teeth.Not to mention that my #1, 4, 6 all said they wanted me and I was a "perfect fit".
I would have been thrilled in my top 6, but got my #7 which was like hell on earth to me. I felt fearful and overwhelmed there. Program instability, directors/coordinators/residents leaving, little oversite, hectichospital, trauma trauma trauma. I am a small town person... this is NOT for me. I hate my dean for forcing to rank this on me. I am truly miserable and have been crying for 2 days. Not to mention that my spouse is unable to relocate to this one place as opposed to our other 6 which were all in the same 2 states. I'm depressed, want out. HONESTLY WOULD HAVE RATHER SCRAMBLED for a 1-yr in surgery, IM, etc and then reapplied.