Monday, January 21, 2008


The CaRMs process has more or less sucked for me. I applied to internal without having done any electives in it; when I did renal during my core rotations, I realized that internal was my future. Big mistake. A large percentage of the graduating medschool population applies to internal as a backup, and I disappeared in the flood of applications, just another student with 'Pass' as his grade.

Man, I wish we were ranked by grades in class...

Leonard had this to say, slightly edited to fit my situation:

I came so far for medschool
I left so much behind
My patience and my family
My masterpiece unsigned

I thought I'd be rewarded
For such a lonely choice
And surely she would answer
To such a hopeless voice

I practiced on my sainthood
I gave to one and all
But the rumours of my virtue
They moved her not at all

I got a grand total of one interview. Wednesday is the big day.


Marysienka said...

Aaaw I'm so sorry, but I wish you the best of luck for the interview. I'll cross my fingers for you! How does the CaRMS matching process work? With grades from medschool, electives?!
Yes, people indeed apply to internal med "just in case", I guess my sources were right...

Leonard probably went to medschool ;)

med neophyte said...

That sucks (and is kind of my nightmare). I am still mostly undecided and am trying to spread my electives around a bunch of different specialties but with only 6 weeks that will be counted I am doubtful that I have hit upon a good combination. I am sure your passion will come through in your interview and that everything will work out. I believe it for you and I believe it for me.

steve said...


man, it has been a long time.

i hope you are doing well.

let me know how to get in touch with you.

-steve d. (from the Wiley lab, Enders)

sdewall at

ditzydoctor said...

that sounds shitty, indeed. fingers crossed!

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