Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors

Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors

by Brian Eule
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Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors by Brian Eule

Three new doctors—all women—struggle to balance professional ambitions and personal relationships, triumphs and crises, uncertainties and decisions, through one pressure-packed day and the first year of their careers in medicine

Each year, on the third Thursday in March, more than 15,000 graduating medical students exult, despair, and endure Match Day: the decision of a controversial computer algorithm, which matches students with hospital residencies in every field of medicine. The match determines where each graduate will be assigned the crucial first job as an intern, and shapes the rest of his—or, in increasing number, her—life.
In Match Day, Brian Eule follows three women from the anxious months before the match through the completion of their first year of internship. Each woman makes mistakes, saves lives, and witnesses death; each must keep or jettison the man in her life; each comes to learn what it means to heal, to comfort, to lose, and to grieve, while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Just as One L became the essential book about the education of young attorneys, so Match Day will be for every medical student, doctor, and reader interested in medicine: a guide to what to expect, and a dramatic recollection of a pressured, perilous, challenging, and rewarding time of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429962582
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 633,623
File size: 340 KB

About the Author

BRIAN EULE is a graduate of Stanford University and received an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist for two Massachusetts newspapers, as well as contributing to Stanford Magazine. He lives with his wife in Northern California.


Brian Eule is a graduate of Stanford University and received an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist for two Massachusetts newspapers, as well as contributing to Stanford Magazine. He is the author of Match Day. He lives with his wife in Northern California.

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Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book provides a realistic portrayal of the experience of the match and intern year. I am currently a resident physician in the third year of training. This book covers the match process and follows three medical students through the match and then through their first year of residency. It combines historical data on the match and medical training with personal narrative on the experience. It discusses call, the abrupt transition from med student to intern, fatigue, stress, lack of much of a life outside the hospital, et. The entire process is foreign to many who do not have physicians in the family. This would be beneficial to medical students, residents, their families, and spouses or significant others. It is up to date reflecting changes such as the eighty hour work week maximum. The three principal characters are women and it outlines some of the things about medical training that are specific to females (pregnancy, maternity leave, and finding role models).
tori moseley More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Anyone interested in medicine should read this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was instructed to choose a nonfiction book related to the career field that I am interested in and I came across "Match Day". From the first page I was hooked because the book is interesting all while being very educational. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone considering the medical profession as well as spouses of said individuals. The book provides valuable lessons applicable to every day life. It shows how three young doctors balance a medical career and their personal life. A must read!
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The books sucks