Peak Interview Months by Medical Specialties (Updated for 2018 Program Director Survey)

After submitting applications to residency programs, all residency candidates must play the waiting game to see if they will be receiving any interview invitations. This is quite possibly the most tense time for candidates– apart from Match week. After a few weeks, it’s easy to get discouraged when looking at forum sites or hearing from
Continue reading...

Residency Interview Calendar Manager

Using Match A Resident’s Interview Manager Calendar

Are you looking for an easy and convenient way to keep track of your interviews this residency season?   Utilize this informational resource to help you discover how to effectively use Match A Resident’s Interview Manager feature. Using this simple yet powerful tool will help facilitate a more integrated, cohesive, and effective strategy to help
Continue reading...

2018 NRMP® Program Director Survey: What do Program Directors like to see?

Well-prepared residency candidates understand they need to put together a strong, cohesive ERAS Application to give them a better chance at success in getting interviews and matching. The difficulty lies in knowing what Program Directors and Interview Committees like to see in the application   To help glimpse into the expectations of Program Directors and
Continue reading...

Top 10 IMG Friendly States from Match 2018

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates, geological location is an important aspect of medical residency research for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Not only must IMG residency applicants research individual residency programs, they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of whole states. Knowing how IMG friendly a
Continue reading...

Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2018 Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with first learning which medical specialties are the most IMG friendly. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2018 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US
Continue reading...

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
Continue reading...

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
Continue reading...

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
Continue reading...

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
Continue reading...