Think the home computer was down or something, but busted out the laptop and got it in. WHEW.
There are a variety of posts like this on SDN. "I forgot to certify" or "my thing still says ranking, is that ok?" I just don't get the humor. If that really happened to someone would you think it was okay to laugh? I just don't get the punchline.
I agree that it would be sad if someone at this stage couldn't figure out how to work their list and certify. I find it funny that I received and email yesterday morning from a program making sure that I had the right ID number on my list, because "it can be a bit confusing". I would think that if someone couldn't figure out something so simple that you wouldn't want them in your program.
I have to agree on that one.
I received an email from one of the TY programs in which they provided a number and an extensive explanation why they had to do it. Basically their secretary was receiving 10 calls/hour about the program ID number because people couldn't find it on the NRMP website.
Well, if you can't find something really simple like a program # than how did you manage to get that far in med school?? That's beyond me...
While what you say is true, where is the actual listing of programs and their NRMP numbers?
Most programs' literature fails to mention this number so you have to rely on finding the program on the search tool that the NRMP has. If there are similar programs with similar names (or satellite campuses' programs that share a common university name...i.e. University of Florida-whatever), it probably could be confusing. But I agree that it's not really that difficult. For the paranoid, it can be a nightmare, however! They should have a screen that pops up and says, "You are done with the rank order list. Now, stop worrying because you're done with the entire interview-match process. See you on March 15th!"
I received an e-mail from a program last wk that said -I received and email yesterday morning from a program making sure that I had the right ID number on my list, because "it can be a bit confusing".