Category: The Match

Happy Match Day!

This is a big day for many of you, one that you’ve been anticipating for weeks and months, if not years.  We hope that it’s a memorable one for all of the right reasons. Here are some posts from the past few years that we’ve published surrounding The […]

How the Heck Does the Match Work?

By Mark Ard Ah winter, the time during which fourth-year students are racking up air miles interviewing for their next three-to-seven (or more) years of indentured servitude the opportunity to learn, change lives and finally become a “doctor.” For those who wonder exactly what goes on in the […]

Analyzing the match for IMGs

By Sasmit Sarangi There has been a lot of attention on the increasing difficulty for IMGs in the Match. A large part of this fear has been precipitated by the observed trend of increasing numbers of IMG applicants coupled with a lack of increase in residency positions. This […]

Congrats! You Matched! Now What?

By Molly Lewis OK, you can breathe easy- you have a job next year! But you also have less than three months to “get your affairs in order” before the craziness of intern year begins. What do you need to get done before residency orientation begins? Here’s a […]

Know Your SOAP (just in case…)

By Sasmit Sarangi Vamsi wrote an excellent introductory post on the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) last year. The SOAP is the current system for filling unmatched positions in the Main Residency Match. This post is primarily a companion piece to Vamsi’s post and I would encourage […]