It’s Monday morning of Match Week. You’re excited, but nervous, as you refresh your NRMP® screen and email over and over again in anticipation. While you had a few interviews, you’re not sure if the programs ranked you highly enough to Match. Then it happens-- you receive the news, and learn you didn’t Match. As disappointment no doubt sets in, you wonder, “Now what...?”
Residency candidates who do not Match during the Main Residency Match® have the opportunity to participate in the Post-Match SOAP. The Post-Match SOAP gives eligible residency applicants a second chance to find a residency position. Throughout Match Week, SOAP candidates will access the List of Unfilled Positions through the NRMP®, research and apply to programs through ERAS®, have interviews, and participate in Offer Rounds.
Eligible residency candidates who were either:
1. Unmatched - Did not receive any residency position
2. Partially Matched - Matched into only a Preliminary position or Advanced position
Click to view the full Post-Match eligibility policies.
The Post-Match occurs the Monday through Thursday of Match Week which is held during the third week in March. Click to view a full timeline of events.
The Post-Match SOAP can be a confusing and overwhelming process, but it can be simplified into 3 main phases:
If you reach that pivotal moment Monday of Match Week, wondering, “What do I do now?” Remember, Electronic Residency is here to help you navigate the Post-Match SOAP.
By signing up with Electronic Residency, you give yourself:
Most importantly, you give yourself the confidence to overcome the shock and move forward in the Post-Match SOAP without getting stuck or overwhelmed. To make the most out of the Post-Match SOAP, get ahead with Electronic Residency.