And The Grand Total Is…

3 Feb

So with interviews being done, J and I sat down to look and see what the damage was. Scared? It’s ok. It came to just over $5,000. I’m having mixed emotions… On one hand I am feeling very grateful that we were not THAT couple who ended up spending $10,000+ (sorry for those of you who did and are reading this), and yet on the other hand I am thinking HOLY CRAP! THAT’S A LOT OF $$$$!!!! [money, not a 4 letter word ;)] Just think of all the damage I could do shopping! Oh well.

J ended up going on 27 interviews for both intern year and radiology. Excessive much? Yeah, but what can we say? We like going WAY above and beyond the recommendations so that we can have peace of mind and sleep at night. LOL But in the end, I know it will be worth it. J will have a residency spot (dear Lord, PLEASE!) and the money we spent won’t matter because it will be in the past, errrr, right?

So now we are arguing discussing which programs should be first and at the top of the list ๐Ÿ˜‰ We really have the majority of the list done and have both agreed on mostly everything. Mostly. There are just a few programs he wants that I am not too sure about. So I am busy on Google trying to research everything I can.

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4 Responses to “And The Grand Total Is…”

  1. Life of a Doctor's Wife February 4, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Wow – 27 interviews for $5K? That seems like you guys did a great job of planning and budgeting!

    Good luck to you putting the match list together!

  2. Katie February 5, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    I need to save more!

  3. MJ February 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Holy Toledo. That is crazy to think that much money for interviews! But I guess in the grand scheme of things…and compared to what it COULD have been. It does seem that for 27 interviews you guys had a great final number! Have fun Googling-there are perks to every location ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Marissa February 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    $5,000!? I totally did not expect interviews to cost that much. Lucky for you guys it wasn’t more. I feel nauseous just thinking about what our costs will be. But like MJ said, in the grand scheme of things, it could have been a lot higher, your final number seems like a bargain for 27 interviews, and what’s $5,000 if you have a bunch more medical school debt anyway?

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