I have a good topic that I think deserves some discussion... We all obviously have the fear of being unmatched during Match Week. Who doesn't. So perhaps we can learn from the mistakes of previous years... For those students who were unmatched (or people who know the stories of those unmatched students)... what was the likely reason? Was it lack of interviews? Lack of ranking (only ranked a few programs)? Do people get unmatched if they play their cards right, interview at 10-15 places, and rank 8-12 or so? Are there any known stories of these applicants not matching? From my talking to interns/residents, I know one intern who went unmatched (DO student) at MD places and some DO places, but did her internship year then matched at a DO place. She admitted to only interviewing at a few places (and had sub par board scores). But that is all I know, I wish I had more anecdotal stories. So I'm hopign we all can share.