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Archive of posts published in the category: The Match
Mar
12

SOAP 2017 and You

ACGME SOAP 2017

Tomorrow is the start of Match Week 2017. Across the country fourth years will be anxiously awaiting an email stating either “Congratulations You Matched” or… not. Today, those same medical students are quietly freaking out. That’s okay, and it’s normal. But my mother…

Dec
19

Five Tips for Rank Order Lists

FMstudent's Give Tips for Your Rank Order Lists

Poor fourth  years… you’ve applied, you’ve been interviewing, you’re exhausted and it’s already time to start making decisions about which program is your favorite. Odds are good you’re currently struggling to choose who to put in the number one slot.  Take a deep breath, relax. You’ll…

Oct
12

Questions to Ask at Your Interviews

The REAL Questions to Ask at Family Medicine Interviews

There are a ton of potential questions, to help determine if a program is a good fit for YOU. So it’s time to ask yourself what kind of training environment you want, what populations you hope to work with and what you want…

Sep
28

FM: Opposed versus Unopposed

Family Medicine - Opposed or Unopposed?

“Is your program opposed or unopposed?” It’s the second question I asked of each program at last year’s AAFP conference, but it’s not the right one to ask. First, let’s define about what I’m talking about. Definitions Are Important Unopposed – Means that at the primary educational facility (hospital)…

Aug
11

AAFP’s Strolling Through the Match

Each year the AAFP releases a lovely PDF of information about the Match specifically for those of us who are applying to Family Medicine. The 2016-2017 version is out now, and you can download it directly here. Be sure to check out their…

Aug
8

Scheduling Residency Interviews in 4th Year

Scheduling Residency Interviews

It’s August, so it’s time to start scheduling residency interviews, if you’re a fourth year DO student. For the MD students it’s a little over a month away before the ACGME side opens. So bookmark this post for later. Tips from Farrah for Scheduling Residency…

May
6

Joining Family Medicine via the Scramble

Holly's Scramble

The AOA Scramble Overview Back in February, Pixie wrote an article about the osteopathic options post-Match, and discussed whether those who found themselves un-Matched should consider pursuing Family Medicine. Afterwards, we reached out to a few fourth year students who experienced the scramble themselves, and Holly was…

Apr
20

DO Decisions: Should I do both Matches (ACGME vs AOA) in 2016/2017?

ERAS for ACGME

Tonight is the night before the ACGME side of the Match opens in ERAS. If you already applied on the AOA side then your curriculum vitae, personal statement and letters of recommendation are likely already complete in ERAS. It’s time to decide if…

Apr
18

The Match Algorithm – How Does it Work?

The Match Algorithm

Understanding the Match Algorithm The Match algorithm is based on the work of Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapely – who jointly won the 2012 Economic Sciences Nobel. It is essentially a simple database which takes a list of residencies and a much larger list of hopeful…

Mar
13

SOAP is Coming: The Aftermath of The Match

Should you SOAP into Family Med?

Tomorrow morning medical students across the US will get an email that notifies them whether or not they Matched into an ACGME program. If they did they’ll have another few days to wait to discover where, giving those who got a negative email…