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Diane_photoDiane Kelsall is Deputy Editor at CMAJ, and Editor of CMAJ Open

 

Yesterday was Match Day for CaRMS (the Canadian Resident Matching Service). The results were available at noon, and Twitter came alive with jubilant tweets from candidates who matched successfully.

@Want2beMD tweeted:

“I JUST WANT TO HUG EVERYBODY!!!!!! SOOOOO HAPPPY!!!”

@jemyjoseph:

“Survived D-Day #CARMS #matchday results, excited to join @UofTFamilyMed for the next phase in my medical journey!”

For some, of course, the day was much less happy. They weren’t matched and now have to wait until the second round on April 14 to see if they will have a residency position beginning in July, or need to find something else to do for a year. Or perhaps they were matched, but to a program they were less interested in. ...continue reading