Programs that accept applicants afterthe match

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  1. scutmonkey

    scutmonkey Junior Member

    Feb 10, 2002
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    Hey, does anyone know of programs that look at applicants after the match is done in ny (internalmed)? Has anyone applied or know of anyone having applied that way? Any info would be of great help.
  2. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    Apr 9, 2000
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    Most programs will entertain post-match/scramble applications provided they desire to fill the open spot and your application is at least acceptable to them. However, there exists no centralized list of programs who have done so in the past. For IM, probably most of the less competitive ones have had to take a resident outside of the match in recent years.

    The method in doing so is to obtain a copy of the list of Unfilled Spots (hopefully someone will post it here), available tomorrow to NRMP registrants at 12:00 EST. Then you contact the programs, faxing them your application and anything else they request and hopefully make a deal over the phone. I know a couple of people who have secured residency positions in this fashion - it is nerve wracking but every year many people do it.

    Hope this helps.
  3. NuMD97

    NuMD97 Senior Member
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    Feb 1, 2002
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    Certain programs year after year have trouble filling. You might want to check the results from previous years to discern a pattern. Although this is no guarantee, it sometimes can be helpful. Also, although the most important source of information, the Match Unmatched List is not the "be all and end all" of open positions. Sometimes sending out blind applications to programs you think might be interested in you is a possible way of getting a position.

    Know, too, that there is a "second wave" in the Scramble. Some people, for whatever reason, do not show up/or finalize their contracts at their matched programs and thus generate a certain number of spots in late May, early June, and even early July.

    Just some things to consider. I hope this is of some help to you.


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