Tag: Match Day

Melanie Watt Melanie Watt (19 Posts)

Medical Student Editor

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport


I am a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University, and yes, I do bleed purple and gold. I’m in the Class of 2018 at LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. I’ve run one marathon and a few halves – the latter being my favorite distance of the two. I believe in daily ice cream intake. When I’m not studying or running, I’m exploring new workout classes and outdoor adventures, training my large and adorable dog, Gumbeaux, or knitting to keep my fidgety fingers busy.




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.