The day has come for rank lists to be submitted. What a roller coaster this decision has been. It changed at least 10 times! Each time more stressful than the last because it's always after I have come to terms with it and then we switch it. Without further ado, here are the ER programs we would like to attend in order of preference:
1) UT Southwestern (Dallas)
2) Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC)
3) Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)
4) U of Utah (Salt Lake)
5) U of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
6) U of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC)
7) John Peter Smith (Fort Worth)
8) U of Texas (Houston)
9) Baylor (Houston)
Before Lane had any interviews, we said we would for sure put Dallas as #1 and JPS #2. After he had interviews, Carolinas was #1, Vanderbilt #2 & Dallas #3. In fact we kept it that way for about 3 weeks. Then all the changing around happened. We switched Dallas back to #1 for a minute & decided to change our minds and put Carolinas back on top. We thought that decision was final until we both couldn't sleep that night because we had so much anxiety. That's when Dallas went back to #1 and we haven't looked back.
Honestly, we would be happy at any of the programs. They all had great things to offer. I am about 90% sure Lane will get into Dallas and 100% sure he would get into Carolinas. I feel I can say that because I'm not talking about me. He has gotten nice letters from both schools, but the Carolinas were more up front about him being able to go there. So we'll find out for sure on March 17th. Stay tuned.