I matched in a TX Family Medicine program (Unopposed) at a University-Afilliated hospital. Due to unavoidable circumstances, I am looking for a FM position in Illinois and Wisconsin. If anyone is interested in swapping, please PM me.
A couple of these "I would love to swap spots" threads have cropped up. Remember that there are many roadblocks:
1. If I matched you, what makes you think I want some other guy? Are you sure he/she's as good as you are?
2. Only the NRMP can absolve you of your match. PD's cannot "approve" a swap even if they want to. To make a swap happen, I would assume that BOTH parties would need to qualify for a hardship waiver, AND the NRMP forbids looking for a new program until you've been approved a waiver from your current one. So I expect if this is proposed to them they will nix it.
Can it be done under the table? Maybe. But I can tell you that I'd be pretty pissed if a resident came to me telling me that they'd found someone to take their spot so they can go somewhere else, much like I'd be upset to have my wife tell me that she's fallen in love with someone else, but it's OK because that person is married also and she's sure we'd be a perfect match....
What if a person was pre-matched to a program, but is having second thoughts. If that person were to find someone willing to switch prior to starting the program: What would be the road blocks in that scenario? Can a program director fire a trainee once he finds out that the trainee wants to swap out of his program before even starting it... as in retaliation?