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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Interviews during the Post-Match SOAP

A common question many residency candidates may have about the Post-Match SOAP ® is whether programs conduct interviews before the Offer Rounds 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 program)
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Post-Match SOAP Preparation

5 Steps to the Best Post-Match SOAP Preparation (2023)

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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Rank Order List: Hints and Tips

As Match Week approaches, it’s time to focus on the last task before the Main Match – creating your Rank Order List. What each applicant values most in choosing a residency program will vary based on the individual. However, there are still a few things that we recommend that everyone take into consideration when ranking
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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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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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Match A Resident’s Interview Prep

Are you doing everything you can to prepare for your residency interviews? Ensuring you are polished, prepared, and intentional in each residency interview is crucial. Here is how Match A Resident’s Interview Prep can help you learn and practice your interview skills, so you can make a positive and lasting impression. You’ll start by learning
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Nervous About Residency Interviews? Here Are Some Tips

Residency interviews can feel intimidating, and many candidates feel the pressure to perform their best in order to increase their chances of matching into that program. Unfortunately, candidates can often make mistakes that may harm them the day of the interview due to nerves or lack of preparation. Learn about the best ways to prepare
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Guide to Acing Your Residency Interview

You’re here. You’ve submitted your applications, you’ve paid the fees, and you’ve done everything you can to stand out on paper…and you got an interview invite! The residency interview is the next crucial step to matching into residency, so you want to be prepared to shine. Make sure to read everything you should know about
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