In 13 days we get some really BIG news. It is news that I, personally, have been waiting 3 1/2 years to hear. We find out what residency, if any, Joseph will be getting into. For those of you that are lucky enough to not know medical lingo, let me break this down for you.
Joseph wants to be an Emergency Medicine Doctor, so he needs to get into the ER residency program. (After you go to 4 years of medical school, then you do a residency for the specialty you are interested in.) We are going through the military, and like with most things, it is very different than the civilian world. The air force ER program is very competitive. And although Joseph is in the top 10% of his medical class, has board scores that are above average and was invited to be in the Medical Honor Society as a third year medical student (impressive) it doesn't guarantee that he will get into residency. The air force has 2 program locations - Texas and Ohio. We find out December 12 if we got into either. The waiting is killing me! I'm terrible at waiting. Especially when the time is SO close, yet so far away.
Joseph's first choice is Texas, second choice is Ohio and if he gets neither of those, there still are options. He could go and be a flight doctor for 3 years or he could do his intern year and reapply to the program. I just want to know! I'm a control freak and want to know NOW!
Being the optimist that he is, Joseph is feeling positive that he is going to get into a program. Being the ever pessimist, I am sure that he is not. Either way, I just want to know!!