So... I didn't get matched in the MedPhys residency match, and have no idea what to do with my life now. Currently I'm busy freaking out and being fed up with school and medical physics in general. I graduate in May with my M.S. in medical physics, and have no real plans. eek. I know at least some of you (172 un-match-ers) are reading this, so what are your back up plans? They say to stay involved in the field, but at this point I'm not even sure I want to be in it. I am all over the place... thinking about trying to volunteer at a clinic, or going to school to become a rad therapist or apply to med school or other crazy ideas. I definitely do NOT want to do a PhD though.. way too much more time to get basically to the same place I'm in now. Sidenote, 61% of applicants left un-matched is awful. 4.0 with some research experience and decent interview skills but still no match. I really wish I knew just how competitive this was going to be before I signed up, but hey, universities are money weasels i guess. sorry for crying all over the internet.