An Approach to No USMLE Step 2CK Score

As the ERAS application date approaches, medical residency candidates are in the final stretch of putting their ERAS residency applications together. However, there is a group of candidates who have components of their application missing whether it’s a document like Letters of Recommendation, or a USMLE exam score. With this factor in mind, deciding when
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How to Create and Certify a Rank Order List

Below is a Step-by-Step Guide for creating and certifying a Rank Order List (ROL) on NRMP®. Please note, there are two types of Rank Order Lists: Primary = Used to rank Categorical, Preliminary, or Advanced positions. Supplemental = If you have ranked an Advanced position, you may create a Supplemental list that only has Preliminary
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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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Interview Invitations in December?

Can I Get Residency Interview Invitations in December?

Interview season is in full swing, and you are probably wondering, ‘Can I get interview invitations in December?’ And the short answer is yes, you can! Many applicants will still be receiving interviews throughout December. Some applicants will even be getting last-minute invitations in January. These depend on potential slots that open up because of
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What is the Difference Between Match A Resident and Residency Explorer?

Both Match A Resident and Residency Explorer offer powerful tools to aid medical residency applicants. After reading this article, we hope to highlight why using BOTH Match A Resident and Residency Explorer may be to the benefit of residency applicants.      What Does Match A Resident Offer that Residency Explorer Does Not?   1.
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COVID-19 and USMLE Testing Delays – What You Should Know

Applicants to residency for the 2021 Match Cycle are facing unprecedented circumstances and new obstacles, especially since USMLE Testing has been delayed due to COVID-19.  Upcoming residency applicants may be unsure of their abilities to obtain residency without the proper USMLE Testing Exams completed. Additionally, Non-US IMGs face the additional uncertainty of an ever-changing landscape
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coronavirus match day celebrations

Coronavirus Impedes Match Day Celebrations

Millions of people have been affected by the outbreak and continuing threat of the coronavirus. One group that has been particularly affected (outside of course those who have fallen ill) is students. The predominant reason is that students at schools and universities often find themselves put together in densely populated groups – whether that be
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Successful Residency

The Hidden Secret of a Successful Residency Interview Season

Congratulations! You have gotten a few interviews for medical residency under your belt. Hopefully, you will be scheduling even more, working towards a successful residency interview season.  But, are you about to be making the same mistake that thousands of other residency applicants have made before?  The truth is, as memorable as your experiences seem
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Too late

When is it Too Late to Apply to ERAS for Residency?

It might be mid-October, November, or even later and you are asking yourself, “Am I too late to apply to ERAS for medical residency?” In short, it is very possible that some programs’ application deadlines have already passed and applying to them would simply be a waste of time and resources. However, what about the
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