Tag: Match Day

Eric Cotter (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The Georgetown University School of Medicine


Eric is from a small town in northern Wisconsin called De Pere and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI for his undergraduate studies. He is currently in between his 3rd and 4th years of medical school at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC pursuing a research fellowship in orthopaedic surgery. His fellowship is at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, IL under the mentorship of Dr. Brian J. Cole MD, MBA. As an aspiring orthopaedic surgeon, Eric is devoted to making impactful changes in patient care through research. He has presented his research at several national conferences including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting.




Not About Me

“Write your name,” he said. I complied on a little scrap of paper. He was, after all, the senior in college who had just been accepted to medical school, and therefore all wise and all knowing. “Now write Dr. in front of it.” Again, I complied. “If you don’t feel a little surge of adrenaline when you see that, maybe medical school isn’t right for you,” he continued.

Two Days to Destiny

What were you doing on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST? Were you taking a bath? Were you having a meal? Most people were probably watching their favorite television show, having quality time with their families or reflecting on the day’s happenings. However, about 20,000 medical students and medical graduates in the United States collectively held their breath at 9 p.m. EST.

Sumit Patel Sumit Patel (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Temple University School of Medicine


I am a Class of 2015 medical student at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I was born and raised in Queens, NY, and completed my bachelor of arts in Biology at Binghamton University in 2011. I am eagerly awaiting my match results in Emergency Medicine and hope to be in a hospital near you soon.