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Old 01-05-2016
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Is it possible to participate in SOAP from home country? If yes, is it better to stay in the US for SOAP or participation from home country doesn't affect chances to match? Please advice.
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135 views, no replies? C'mon guys, there must be somebody who can offer an insight on my question regarding SOAP?
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I was in the same dilemma because I did not get enough no of interviews in prelim year. I am in my home country now. I interviewed in quite a few advanced programs and they went well. I participated in twitter chat and asked NRMP the same question and they said that it is easier for the programs to contact you if you are in USA. But I have still not decided about it. One attending (known to me) from one of the program I interviewed in told me to come to USA for the same reasons because programs sometimes contact you by phone and they might even call you for the interview.
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Very easy solution to this. Buy a Skype number that is a U.S. number and update your eras profile. They cost like $30.
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So what is your situation about and what have you decided about it.
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Boogie. So you mean buying a Skype no can be an alternative of taking the burden of travelling to US just for SOAP.
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Yes all SOAP interviews are done via phone. So having a US number even though you're out of the country is the solution
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