Here is a question, I have heard for quite a while that you can be "helped" to get residency. It varies from meeting with program directors (what I have to admit I did, no luck) to you pay (literally) and you are in. Now, I know for the fact the residency was obtained in the middle of May, and in a program what was filled during the matching day. Can anybody explain me, how is it possible. That, so far applies only to IMG and caused by tough times, but the Q remains.