"Like the best of Hollywood awards ceremonies, this book’s hook may be what is in those little envelopes; but it’s the show that is riveting."
–Pauline Chen, The New York Times
"Highly informative...compelling...Eule is a gifted storyteller with a knack for anecdotes. He brings us deep into the lives of these young people and celebrates the real-world rigor of residence training...Required reading for future doctors."
–Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Insightful and well-written narrative...Throughout the book, how people make the transition from being medical students to being doctors is explained in revealing detail. Yet the accounts in this narrative transcend the context of medical training and give the reader a heartfelt look at the nature of intimate relationships in transition."
–The New England Journal of Medicine
"Eule's account of three female interns offers a far more compelling portrait of the unique transition from tentative student to skilled M.D....What's remarkable about the account is Eule's perspective as Stephanie's longtime boyfriend and a clear-eyed journalist.... The lessons the women learn from their patients are striking: 'The people in the end who were comfortable with death, the ones who were ready to go, were the people who talked about a good family life.'...surprises with its reach far beyond the hospital walls."
"Eule tells a dramatic tale of the compromises that young doctors (especially women) must make in order to succeed."
–Gilbert Cruz, Time
“A marvelous coming of age narrative about three young doctors and the choices they make. Match Day isn’t just about stethoscopes and scalpels; it’s packed full of the hidden stuff—romances ruined; romances saved; late-night panics and an unshakeable desire to lead America’s next generation of healers.”
–George Anders, New York Times bestselling author of Perfect Enough
“The phrase “match day” has long been part of medical jargon in the United States. With this book, Brian Eule makes it part of our non-fiction literature. In humane and incisive portraits of three medical students and their loved ones, he conveys the struggle to balance professional aspiration and romantic attachment.”
—Samuel G. Freedman, author of Who She Was and Upon This Rock
“Skillfully and tenderly, Eule interweaves the lives of three medical couples as they contemplate critical life decisions about career, work, family, and love.”
–Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco