A Moment of Wellness: Why Match Day Matters!

Last month, medical schools throughout the United States celebrated Match Day — that joyful, long-awaited day when medical students “match” into the residency program where they will complete their education. For many students, it is indeed a joyful day, while thousands of their classmates are left to scramble to find a training program, since our country doesn’t have enough residency spots to accommodate every qualified medical student we graduate.

This Match Day mismatch is a significant contributor to the downward spiral of our healthcare system and standards of medical care, with an over-abundance of substitutes when what we need is more physicians.

It is time for action; these students deserve it, and our country’s health depends on it. Learn how we can all make a difference in this week’s Moment of Wellness: Match Day Matters!

With hope,

Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari)

I am the author of Recapturing Joy In Medicine and I am passionate about physician wellness, burnout prevention, and Helping Docs Thrive™ in the midst of a broken system in constant flux. As a coach for physicians, I love helping my colleagues develop their strengths, recapture their original calling into medicine, and embark on a path to greater joy, meaning, and purpose in medicine and in life.

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