Well, at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow (or in approximately 3 hours) we find out if/where we matched. The Husband is hoping for Emergency Medicine, and put down a Surgery PGY-1 as his backup. He doesn’t mind so much about military vs. civilian as long as he matches EM. But he would prefer military so he doesn’t have to go through the anxiety again waiting for civilian Match Day in March. I agree with him on this.
I made this flow chart to try to explain the possible outcomes. It’s not perfect (Once you do Flight Surgery you don’t do another PGY-1 year, you either match to a residency or continue in FS), but it’s confusing to explain because there are so many possibilities that depend on so many other possibilities.
Hope it helps!