St. Martin's Press
Some people held cups of coffee. Others held babies or the hands of spouses. David Kessler, the dean of the medical school, clutched a cell phone in one hand and a wireless e-mail device in the other. I clung to a small spiral note pad that listed family and friends we wanted to call when we got the news. And Stephanie, like every one of the other fourth- year medical students in the room, held an envelope.
The envelopes were brown and thin, each with a white label and a name on the front. A few minutes earlier, Dean Kessler had told the students to retrieve these envelopes
Advance Praise for MATCH DAY:
“A marvelous coming of age narrative about three young doctors and the choices they make. Match Day isn’t just about stethoscopes and scalpels; it’s packed full of the hidden stuff—romances ruined; romances saved; late-night panics and an unshakeable desire to lead America’s next generation of healers.” –George Anders, New York Times bestselling author of Perfect Enough
“The phrase “match day” has long been part of medical jargon in the United States. With this book, Brian Eule makes it part of our non-fiction literature. In humane and incisive portraits of three medical students and their loved ones, he conveys the struggle to balance professional aspiration and romantic attachment.”—Samuel G. Freedman, author of Who She Was and Upon This Rock
“Skillfully and tenderly, Eule interweaves the lives of three medical couples as they contemplate critical life decisions about career, work, family, and love.” –Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco
"Highly informative...compelling...Eule is a gifted storyteller with a knack for anecdotes. He brings us deep into the lives of these young people and celebrates the real-world rigor of residence training...Required reading for future doctors." --Kirkus Reviews