So Ben (my MSIV hubby - in case you forgot from my last post) got his letter in the mail from his #1 Match pick. He did an audition rotation there, his interview went very well, and he feels really good about it. He is specializing in Emergency Medicine so although it is competitive, it is not as competitive as say, Surgery, and he had great Board scores, so he feels somewhat confident that we will match there.
Anyway, my question is - Did any of your husbands recieve encouraging letters from programs where they interviewed? Is this a common practice?
The highlights of Ben's letter said, "We have reviewed your application and interview along with comments from the residents who met you. Your application and interview were impressive and we hope you will rank us favorably on your list. Should you have any further questions about our Emergency Medicine Residency Program, the opportunities available here, the city of ____ and surrounding areas, or feel you need a second look, please do not hesitate to contact us."
So what do you all think of this? Should we feel encouraged that we received such a positive letter months after his interview, or is this just part of the politics of the craziness that is the Match process?