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5 MIN READ

If you’re feeling disappointed on Match Day, you are not alone

If you don’t land your No. 1 choice on Match Day, you have company. Here’s what former medical students say about that Match Day disappointment.  

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The Road to Residency

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5 MIN READ

If you don’t match, take these 5 tips from a SOAP survivor

Getting bad news on Monday of Match Week is stressful. A resident has guidance to help navigate the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

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The Road to Residency
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4 MIN READ

What if you don’t match? 3 things you should do

A physician who has worked with unmatched applicants explains how to make the most of the coming year and improve the odds of matching in the next cycle.

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Preparing for Residency
The Road to Residency
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3 MIN READ

Match: Which specialties place most residents through SOAP

More than 800 programs took part in the Supplement Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) last year. Take a deeper dive behind the numbers. 

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The Road to Residency
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33 MIN READ

Meet Your Match: Prepare to navigate SOAP with Victoria Gordon, DO

In this episode of Making the Rounds, learn and get tips about the Supplemental Offer Acceptance Program (SOAP) process.

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Making the Rounds Podcast
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14 MIN READ

Match Week FAQ: How to move forward when you don’t match

Residency applicants who fail to find a home on Match Day are filled with questions. The AMA gathered experts to offer practical answers.

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3 MIN READ

General medical education: Council on Medical Education reports & issue briefs

Download PDFs of reports on this topic from the Council on Medical Education presented during the AMA Interim and Annual Meetings.

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Nearing your residency destination: The Match

After months of research, applications, interviews, signaling and ranking, applicants are matched into residency programs. 

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10 MIN READ

Mastering M4: Top questions for your fourth year of medical school

This AMA FAQ helps medical students navigate the fourth year of training by offering insight on some common questions.

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Succeeding in Medical School