NRMP® 2018 Main Residency Match: Highlights for the Advanced Match Data

The 2018 Match Week is over and NRMP® has released some initial advanced match data (more will be released in the coming months). Much like Match 2017, Match 2018 proved to climb even higher peaks than any other Match in NRMP history with almost 44,000 registered applicants and over 33,000 positions. View the newest data
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The Post-Match SOAP in a Nutshell

What is the Post-Match SOAP? The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) is an opportunity for eligible residency candidates who go unmatched or partially matched during the Main Residency Match® to apply to residency programs with unfilled positions. The Post-Match SOAP spans the Monday through Thursday of Match Week and can be very confusing
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Analysis of Residency Interview Activity by Medical Specialty

Analysis of Residency Interview Activity by Medical Specialty

After you’ve applied to residency programs and while you are waiting for interview invitations, there are many questions you may think about. For example, you may wonder about the ratio between the number of applications programs receive versus how many invitations are sent out, and when the bulk of the interview invitations are extended versus
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Residency candidates who have received interview invitations

Mid-Season 2017: Common Case Scenarios, Questions, and Answers

It is now late October, and there are a variety of questions residency candidates may have at this time of the residency application season. Candidate circumstances are across the board with where they stand and the progress they have made. There are those who have a number of residency interviews, those who have few or
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After the Residency Interview and Writing the Thank You Letter

After the Residency Interview and Writing the Thank You Letter

What to Do After the Interview A lot of work may go into preparing for your residency interview and performing well throughout the interview day, but the work is not yet over after the interview. You may be tired after your interview, but there are some steps you can take to help make the Thank
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Residency Program Interviews

The Most Important Do’s and Don’ts on your Residency Program Interviews Day

Residency program interviews can be intimidating and many residency candidates feel the pressure to perform their best in order to increase their chances of matching into that residency program. Unfortunately, residency candidates can often make mistakes that may harm them the day of the interview due to stress, nerves, or lack of preparation. In order
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Dress for Success: What to Wear During your Residency Interview

Dress for Success: What to Wear During your Residency Interview

How to Choose an Outfit for your Residency Interview From the moment you walk into a residency program, your interview outfit can speak volumes to Program Directors and Interview Committees. For example, if you show up in wrinkled or unkempt clothing, you may come off as lazy, sloppy or that you don’t care about the
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The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

Receiving a residency interview invitation is a very exciting and anxious time for any residency candidate. You’ve made it past the first hurdle. This is your chance to impress programs in person now that you have caught their interest on paper. You should make the most of every opportunity by being thoroughly prepared for each
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Complete Guide to Contacting Residency Programs Directly

Residency candidates have endless questions about the best way to contact residency programs. “When do I contact programs?” Who do I speak with?” “How do I contact them?” Below is a complete guide to contacting residency programs. Why & When The motivations that bring residency candidates to contact residency programs directly can vary depending on
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Can You Apply to Multiple Medical Specialties in One Hospital?

Opposed Vs. Unopposed: Can You Apply to Multiple Medical Specialties in One Hospital?

Imagine, you’ve found the perfect Internal Medicine residency program and a fantastic Family Medicine residency program– but both are in the same hospital. Residency programs that share a hospital with other medical specialties are called Opposed Programs, while residency programs that are the only medical specialty in the hospital are Unopposed Programs. You feel torn.
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