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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Question Aiming for SOAP

hello everyone,
I am thinking of taking an eras token but waiting till march to apply through SOAP coz that's when i get all of my results. will i be considered a repeat applicant next year if i dont get through?
should i apply next year??
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last year only 2% of IMGs matched the SOAP. dont put your hopes on the SOAP it is completely useless to IMGs.
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but i'll be done with cs only in jan.i will be trrying my luck.will it affect me in next match somehow is wat i want to know??
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but i'll be done with cs only in jan.i will be trrying my luck.will it affect me in next match somehow is wat i want to know??
January is too late to apply, no program will give you an interview at that point. Simply taking a year to finish your boards and get some clinical experience is not a bad idea and if you are a fresh grad it definitely wont hurt you.

Not being matched even though you've applied, doesnt hurt you either. there are many reasons why people dont get matched and program directors know this. It doesnt mean that just because you didnt get matched, you are not qualified.

However, i strongly suggest you think twice about applying this season. Your CS is simply too late. Save you money and focus on strengthing your application for the 2015 match. thats what i would do if i were in your place.
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