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Calendar March or July for matching?

hi guys,
i always thought that the matching program was in september, and the residency begin the next july, is it correct??? because it seems like it's in fact for march???
can anyone please help me understand?
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The match results are announced in March but you start the residency in July.

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yeah but... when do we begin? I mean do I need to finish all my exams for March or September?
I'm talking about the beginning of the match process
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ERAS will open on September 15th 2012 and will stay open until mid February 2012. You can apply any time during that time.

However, your chances of getting interviews will decline day by day as you move along the season and therefore the earlier you finish your exams and the earlier you apply in ERAS the more likelihood you get interviews.

After you go for the interviews, you rank your options in February 2013. Then the programs will say they want you or not and the results of matching the programs choices and your choices will be announced in March 2013.

If you are matched, you will start your residency in July 2013.

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thank you so much!!! that's what i was thinking, until i received the ECFMG reporter saying that the dead line for step 2 cs was for December 2012, for those willing to participate to the 2013 main match program, in March! and then I got confused!!!
Well, thank you again, and good luck!!!
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How many match periods there are? How many times a year we can apply? Thank you for the info.
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How many match periods there are? How many times a year we can apply? Thank you for the info.
huuum, i think that, like step taker said, just one period open from September to mid February, and you can apply whenever you want, and begin your residency in July!
but the ECFMG reporter is talking about an other option for those who didn't get a match in march, it's the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), monitor the NRMP website at www.nrmp.org.
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