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Lives of Doctor Wives: Survivor Saturdays: Where Do You Rank

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Survivor Saturdays: Where Do You Rank

Yes, I know it's Tuesday bu I was out of town on Saturday and couldn't get an internet connection. I was visiting relatives. While there, I spoke with someone who is helping rank candidates for match day. She had some great advice to pass along to you.

  • Make sure your MD spouse sends a thank-you letter to his favorite interviewers. It DOES tip the scales. My "informant" says that when several candidates are equally qualified, a letter seals the deal. Referring to people by name or making reference to something personal (when appropriate) shows your spouse is personable and pays attention to detail.
  • Before your MD spouse sends a letter, ask to review it. If they come across as needy, weird, arrogant or if they misspell words, they might end up being the butt of jokes and not taken seriously.
  • Celebrate match day, whereever you go! Somebody chose your spouse above others. Even our friends who ended up going where they didn't plan to be, made the most of it and had a good experience. After all, it's one step closer to being finished!
Just want to wish you all good luck in March.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ams said...

Great advice!

January 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Timani said...

My husband took his Thank you cards with him on the interview trail and after interviews he would sit down in the hospital lobby, write them out and take them to the department secretary to put them in the mailboxes. They were always impressed and often Residency Director would see him and always comment about how efficient he was and how much he liked it. (Surgery) If he had to rush to get to the airport, he did them while waiting for his flight and then dropped them in the airport mailbox. It worked great!

February 10, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

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