I was wondering how long foreign grads usually have to wait for a residency if they don't match through the matching or scramble process. Do they have to sit out another whole year? I guess if that were to happen, one would work somewhere until a residency became available. I am just very concerned with all these teaching hospitals closing, etc that by the time I graduate (around 2004 probably) the situation may be a lot worse than it is now. Does anybody have any feelings on this?