Hello. I am U.S. citizen who graduated from a U.S. medical school and successfully completed a U.S. ACGME-accredited AP/CP 4-year pathology program. I have been successfully practicing AP/CP pathology for the last ten years. I never passed the ABPath boards during that time. I want to become board eligible again (qualified as the ABPath board calls it). The ABPath board has said in order to become qualified to take the board, I need 1 year of additional AP/CP training. Since I have been out of residency and medical school for so long, I was wondering if anyone knew how to go about obtaining a position at a training program? I don't know if I can go through ERAS since I don't have a token from Medical School. Should I just contact program directors personally to try to get a spot outside the match? Should I wait until the scramble (SOAP), or after the scramble? If anyone out there is familiar with this situation or if there are any program directors who know how to do this, your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.