I was shocked to receive my Match and see that I did not get my #1 choice. I am still happy with #2, though. I am going to do peds (so not the most competitive field) and have been told consistently throughout the interview circuit that I would be highly sought-out at any program. I felt very confident about my rank list, based on feedback from my #1. However, I am most disappointed by the "game-playing" that apparently went on with my #1 choice. I received multiple letters of interest throughout the interview season, promises to be ranked "highly", and even a "handshake" from the chairman himself - "If you want to come to this program, I can assure you you will have no problem . . . what do we have to do to get you here? . . . I am telling you that we all really want you . . . etc." I am just feeling a little down and disenchanted about the game-playing in the ranking process. To add fuel to the fire, my #1 is an FMG-heavy program - which potentially means I could not have been ranked as "highly" as I was led to believe. I have read multiple times on this website not to trust promises from PDs unless in writing, etc. - I guess I just got a heavy dose of reality! As I said, I will be happy at #2 and am looking forward to starting residency at that really great program! I am just looking for others out there who may have had similar experiences - what you went through, what you were thinking, etc. Thanks - and congrats to everyone on being done with the Match.