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Will there be a way to find out if you are not ranked before match week?

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by as90, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. as90

    as90 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    I know this is a silly question, but assuming you do auditions and get at least like 6 interviews, there is always a chance of not matching. I was wondering, prior to the applicant submitting their rank list, is their any way they can find out if they have not been ranked at all? Just so they have some realistic expectations when submitting their app?

    I'm a DO student with low stats and I just want to have an idea as to what to expect before ranking; i.e. whether I'll have to do SOAP. Would someone offer you an interview invitation if they have no intention of ranking you at all?
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  3. SouthernSurgeon

    SouthernSurgeon Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2008
  4. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Other than your home program, no one is going to waste time interviewing you if you have no chance of being ranked. But your performance at the interview could tip the scales one way or another. But no, there is no way to know if you're ranked or not. And even if you knew you were only ranked at one program, you could match there. So, if you end up with only 6 interviews and poor stats, you should plan on being in SOAP. Better to be prepared for SOAP and not need to do it than the opposite.
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  5. calvnandhobbs68

    calvnandhobbs68 I KNOW NOTHING 7+ Year Member

    May 20, 2010
    Why are you thinking about having to SOAP now when you probably haven't even gone on one interview yet....thinking a little too far ahead here I think.
  6. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    What's wrong with being prepared for the worst? It doesn't hurt, right?
  7. Smurfette

    Smurfette The blonde among the blue. Administrator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Moving to ERAS/Match forum.
  8. calvnandhobbs68

    calvnandhobbs68 I KNOW NOTHING 7+ Year Member

    May 20, 2010
    I guess, I'd give it a few month first haha.
  9. as90

    as90 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    having a low COMLEX score, all I can do is panic and worry about not matching. It's a tough world out there, especially when you're flying alone.
  10. rokshana

    rokshana Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    are you applying to just the MD match or the DO match as well?
  11. AAOx3NAD


    Sep 13, 2014

    By prepared, do you me expect or actually do somethings to prepare for the SOAP. If there are things to prepare for it now, I would like to know. Thank you.
  12. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    A fibrotic stroma
    There's nothing to really "do" to prepare for SOAP other than clear your schedule for the days between No Match Day and Match Day. Since it all goes through ERAS, there's no longer any need to prepare an army of supporters with fax machines. But you need to be available to do phone interviews at the drop of a hat. So have at least 2 phone #s available for you to use and respond to every email/ERAS message within seconds.

    The major preparation you need would be psychological/emotional.
  13. Dodgers75

    Dodgers75 2+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    What???? What kind of questions is this???

    What's the purpose of going through the match process if there are ways to find out about the results beforehand. I am confused.
  14. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist Physician 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Well, you could always ask. Might not quite give you the results you're looking for though. (i.e. possible match violation with consequences that could be anything up to a ban from the match)

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