Today I officially submitted my residency application. I applied to a grand total of 32 programs which are on the West Coast, East Coast, and a few random ones in between. I am couples-matching with BF, who is going into general surgery, so we wanted to apply broadly, just to be safe.
|It was obscenely expensive|
Somehow, all of my stuff got uploaded and is ready to go. I think one of the most helpful things my oh-so-amazing advisor told me, was to have my application completely ready to go by Sept 1st, even though it isn't due until Sept 15th. Because of this, I had plenty of time to have it looked over (by her, of course), and as the days counted down to September 15th, I was ready, so was more excited than stressed. I checked back later today (yep, let the neuroticism begin) and three programs have already accessed my information! Hopefully, fingers crossed, BF and I will be offered interviews in the next couple of weeks. I'm both excited/giddy and anxious/worried. I'm really looking forward to traveling and exploring. I'm worried about people liking me (wow, that's a first for me... not).
So now I just wait. Check my phone and email obsessively, and wait. And take out my anxiety in the form of arts & crafts, which by the way is going amazingly. If you read my post a couple of weeks ago, I was aching for the right side of my brain to wake up. I have been quite successful, and I've really been enjoying relaxing and making art. I'll post some of my amateur work later!