Selecting Programs During the Post-Match SOAP

At 10 a.m. (EST) on Monday of Match Week, residency candidates who participated in the Main Residency Match® through NRMP® will fall into one of three categories, which determines whether you will participate in the Post-Match SOAP: Fully Matched – You have received a position that will give you full training for licensure (usually a
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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 with unfilled positions. The first step of
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Using Match A Resident’s New LINK Features

Introducing Match A Resident’s new LINK Features! What if, you could somehow know which residency programs have Matched with applicants from your medical school? Or if they’ve interviewed any IMGs from the country where your medical school is? What if you could somehow know if they’ve interviewed or even Matched with candidates who’ve had a
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Why Didn’t I Match? 14 Reasons You Could Have Failed to Match

If you are a residency re-applicant, understanding why previous attempts were not successful is imperative. There is no sense in trying the same thing over and over again, especially if it didn’t work the first time. Luckily, there ARE ways to improve and optimize both your application and your application strategy. Some potential weaknesses that
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Residency program training tracks

Understanding Residency Program Training Tracks

While applying to US medical residency programs, you may run into certain specialties and programs that offer more than one “track” or length of training. Below, we’ll help you understand how Residency Program Training Tracks work. So, understanding the difference in medical residency tracks is very relevant when you are researching different medical specialties. As
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US Clinical Experience (USCE) is defined as hands on experience working with patients conducted in a US medical environment

US Clinical Experience (USCE): What Counts and What Doesn’t?

Whether you’re a brand new International Medical Graduate (IMG) who is fresh out of medical school or a practicing doctor with 30 years under their belt, all IMGs must face the matter of US Clinical Experience (USCE). Out of the many factors you will have to consider for your residency application preparations, US Clinical Experience
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5 W’s of the ACGME Merger (MD/DO Merger)

Who and What The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will be merging with the MD programs’ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The merger will result in a unified ACGME Match for both students from MD and DO schools. DO programs will still have the
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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
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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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Understanding Inclusive Program Requirements Lists

Understanding Inclusive Residency Program Requirements Lists

When researching residency programs on their websites or public databases, beyond often being outdated or inconsistent, there is one crucial piece these sources are missing for residency candidates to make the best program application decisions. What these sources are missing are what’s called program preferences. What are Program Preferences? A residency program preference is a program
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