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 11, 2019. Either you will be Fully Matched, or you remain Unmatched/Partially Matched. If the first
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NRMP® Policies during the SOAP and the Main Residency Match

The Post-Match SOAP® can be a difficult and frustrating few days. You wouldn’t want to make a tough situation worse by unwittingly breaking any of NRMP’s® policies. Below is a list of NRMP® Policies to be aware of which affect residency candidates during the SOAP and the Main Residency Match®. **Please Note: Breaking NRMP’s policies
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The Top 4 Mid-Application Season Questions

At this point in the residency application season, many candidates have similar questions about what is normal to expect, and what they should be doing to best maximize their chances to receive and conduct interviews. Is it too late to apply? The short answer is no. Your chances for receiving interview invites might not be
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Crafting a Follow Up Letter

ERAS and residency programs are under no obligation to communicate with you after you have submitted an application. If time is passing and you haven’t received any word from programs, you may be left wondering if it’s beneficial for you to reach out to programs. First, be sure to wait the appropriate amount of time
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How to Talk About Gaps or Weaknesses in Your Application During an Interview

Many residency candidates have some aspect of their ERAS Application that may be perceived as a “gap” or “weakness” in the eyes of programs. While you are preparing for your residency interview, an important step is to identify what parts of your application may raise red flags for programs so you are better prepared to
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How to Defeat Unnecessary Residency Application Expenses

Budget your finances wisely to increase your chances Fulfilling a dream in the field of medicine does not come cheap. It’s best to be prepared for the financial road ahead by being aware of costs relevant to the residency process. The expenses you pay add up fast between USMLE® tests, ECFMG® services, interview related costs
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The ERAS Components Break Down

As the US medical application season begins, it is important to be aware of the specific components you should be preparing for the application opening on Sept. 15, 2015. I highly suggest having as many of the components put together and ready to assign to medical residency programs as possible by September so you can
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