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The Match explained

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by phil the thrill, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. phil the thrill

    phil the thrill Veteran
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    http://www.siam.org/pdf/news/305.pdf

    Very interesting article about the history of the match and the potential problems with it. Its a lot more complicated than meets the eye.
     
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    i couldnt get passed the first page without my A.D.D kicking in...im sure it was an insightful article...but looked too boring for me...
     
  3. res-2007

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    Anyone who know the answer please respond.
    Others, keep you blow torches on ice.

    On two of the other forums, there are threads about a trick to find out if you matched. Supposedly works by clicking on the Unfilled positions link at the bottom of your Applicant Options page.
    The trick is not supposed to work if you use the Unfilled positions link on the left.

    Has anyone ever heard of this before?
     
  4. Vaderize

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    All that does is log you out.

    Sorry, you're gonna have to wait until next monday.
     
  5. Bevo

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    trick makes no sense anyways
     
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    Out of curiosity, why does it do that?
     
  7. gutonc

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    3 Possibilities:

    1. The terrorists have won.
    2. Baby Jesus hates you.
    3. OOOhhh look....Monkeys.

    Under normal circumstances 1 and 2 would be a tie but, since this is the Match we're talking about, #3 is the most likely.
     
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    Could you explain this in more detail? In what other forums did you see this?
     
  9. mig26x

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    this is not the usmle!!!
     
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    I tried the trick and was not logged out. I don't believe it at all....but that was a bad idea on my part. i feel a little sick
     
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    i saw that on another website. peopel were freaking out about it.
    all it does is log you out. i think its just a computer error nothing more, some people though seem to think your are matched bc you shouldn't be able to theoretically get the unfilled list if you matched.
     
  12. Pox in a box

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    You can get the unfilled list??? :eek:
     
  13. Bevo

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    saw mention of it on prep4usmle and its sooo completely fake.
     
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  14. uclabruins47

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    well, we all know who posts on prep4usmle, and it aint the nrmp staff
     
  15. ditch doctor

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    Besides, everyone on that page either made two 280's or failed the USMLE; either way they already know the answer about the match.
     

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