Why Didn’t I Match? 14 Reasons You Could Have Failed to Match

The Match Week® is now over. At this point, those who Matched are celebrating and preparing to enter their respective residency positions, and those who didn’t Match are left wondering, “Why didn’t I Match?” Of course, the ultimate reason residency candidates do not Match is the sheer number of applicants compared to the number of
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Selecting Programs During the Post-Match SOAP

At 11 a.m. (EST) on Monday, March 13th, residency candidates who participated in the Main Residency Match® through NRMP® will fall into one of three categories: Fully Matched – You have received a position that will give you full training for licensure (usually a Categorical position or Preliminary/Advanced combination) Partially Matched – You have received
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The First 4 Hours: The Importance of Utilizing Professional Assistance on Day 1 of Match Week

While you can click to view the full timeline for the Post-Match SOAP® here, it’s truly important residency candidates understand the tricky timing and limited nature of the Monday of Match Week. One of two things with happen, Monday, March 14, 2017. Either you will be Fully Matched, or you remain Unmatched/Partially Matched. If the first
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Interviews during the Post-Match SOAP

A common question many residency candidates may have about the Post-Match SOAP® is whether or not programs conduct interviews before the Offer Periods begin Wednesday. The answer is yes. After sending your 45 applications, programs have three main ways of interviewing potential candidates throughout SOAP: In person (only for those who are local to the
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5 Steps to the Best Post-Match SOAP Preparation

The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) is not an option most residency candidates want to consider until they absolutely have to. And, that is very understandable! Thinking about the Post-Match may feel like thinking about the possibility of not receiving a Match through the Main Residency Match®— which can be a very scary
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Timeline for the Post-Match SOAP 2016

As the Main Residency Match® and the Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) approach, it is incredibly important you understand the timing of the Post-Match SOAP. As you can see from this timeline provided by ElectronicResidency.com, Match Week is a jam-packed few days, especially for those participating in the Post-Match SOAP. Knowing what to
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Are You Eligible for the Post-Match SOAP?

During this intensely competitive Match year and with so many qualified applicants in the pool, it may be possible you struggled to receive interview invitations. But, the Match season is not over! The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) gives applicants a chance to Match into programs who did not find anyone to fill
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What is the Post-Match SOAP?

The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) is a service offered by NRMP®, with applications transmitted through ERAS®. The Post-Match is an opportunity for residency programs to fill any vacant spots they may have after the Main Residency Match® and for residency candidates to fill those empty positions. Simply put, the SOAP takes the
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Predicting the Post-Match SOAP: Be Prepared

The medical residency interview season is about to break for the holiday season. After the holidays, programs can still conduct interviews, but many programs will want to have their interviews all wrapped up for the opening of Rank Order List creation on January 15th. Now is a good time to begin reflecting on your season,
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Post-Interview Impressions Used to Rank Residency Candidates

Walking out of a residency interview can be filled with mixed emotions. You may feel confident you presented yourself well and made a connection with the program and the Program Director. Or, you may feel as though you could’ve put yourself out there more or answered a question differently. Even if a Program Director looks
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