Match Day!

We headed into town this morning and caught the bus to the Foundation House (Will Mayo’s former home), where we joined Chris’s friends and classmates in the elegant stone house.  Sipping on cider, soda and sparkling water, we discussed our excitement about the upcoming revelation.

We climbed the stairs to the wood-paneled dining room. One after the other the medical students received their blue envelopes. Then right at noon everybody opened their envelopes, and the administrators uncovered a map of the United States with labeled pins in the places that people matched.

 Mayo!! We’re staying at Mayo!

(Yes, I did tear up!)

The next half hour was a flurry of congratulation and chit-chat as everyone discussed where they were going. Some people of course were happier than others – we were as happy as we could be and thankful and excited. We have put down roots here and met so many neat people. It will be great to go through the difficulties of residency in a place where we already have a support network.

So to everyone who went through the Match – congratulations!! And good luck!

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