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Although, NRMP is very clear that there is no "prematch" this year and instead have the SOAP, following the match day, I have personally known people who have been offered places and have accepted them. Is there an unofficial prematch this year? Can programs unofficially bend rules if they like a candidate, as seems to have happened to a few (people have accepted offers). I would like to hear what the current trend seems to be from experiences or what they have heard.

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NRMP haven't said that there would be no prematch. They have implemented an "All in" or "all out" policy which means that programs can either give all their positions through the match or they will have to give them all through prematches. They have just eliminated the middle path.
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NRMP haven't said that there would be no prematch. They have implemented an "All in" or "all out" policy which means that programs can either give all their positions through the match or they will have to give them all through prematches. They have just eliminated the middle path.
Thanks dude, that clarifies a lot of confusion. So one can safely assume that the programs that pre-matched candidates will not be taking part in the match. It would be good to see forum members share if they have pre-matched, at least we will know which programs have pulled out........
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Thanks dude, that clarifies a lot of confusion.So one can safely assume that the programs that pre-matched candidates will not be taking part in the match. It would be good to see forum members share if they have pre-matched, at least we will know which programs have pulled out........
Yeah. But many programs haven't started giving them out yet. There are quite a few names on Freida and also some members have mentioned on the FB residency group as per the interview email they got. But it's certain that not many have started giving out prematches yet. Hopefully they would soon so that the cancellations can fetch others more interviews.
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Programs offering prematch this year are discussed here
"ALL-OUT" Programs; Prematch This Year!

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