The way our health care system is devised, all medical students and foreign graduates must match into a residency.And if you want to become a specialist, you’ll have to match into fellowship.It’s no guarantee that an applicant will match into either.

For medicine fellowships, Match Day is the first Wednesday in December. The ever so popular online dating website doesn’t guarantee you are going to find your husband, but you do it because if you want to get married you have to go out on dates. You perfect your online dating profile with photos of your best angle and a summary that makes you an appealing catch. You go on the date, which is like an interview, and wait to see if there will be another. Starting in the summer of third-year residency and ending in December — applicants submit their top pick of programs, ones that offered them an interview, to a central hub in Washington, DC.

At the same time, fellowship programs submit their list, ranking applicants they interviewed based on their letters of recommendations, research publications, work as a resident and board scores.

Another three years of interest rate on that six figure loan that you had to take out for medical school in America.

When all is said and done, you are half a million dollars in debt and at minimum, fourteen years flashed before your eyes when you start your career as a specialist. Add in marriage, children, financial emergencies, and debt that was carried over from college, and you’ll find yourself struggling with the decision to pursue further training after residency.

He served at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London from 1995 to 1996. In November 2007, he resigned from the post and began to head a cardiac hospital in Malaysia.

Then he began to work at the London Chest Hospital. In March 2008, Khan said in a written statement to Lord Justice Scott Baker's inquest into Diana's death that their relationship had begun in the late summer of 1995, and that although they had talked about getting married he believed that he would find the inevitable media attention "hell." He also said that he believed that the car crash which caused Diana's death was a tragic accident.

Finally, the computer spits out the name of a single fellowship program, using a very complicated matching algorithm.

Four years of college, four years of medical school, and three years (sometimes four or five) of residency, depending on the specialty you chose. Add another three years to the eleven spent to become an independent practitioner.

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