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Default Can you start a residency outside of the match?

I would like to know is there anyway to start a residency without going through the match, I am aware that most programs go through the match, buti wanted to know if anyone has started residency without going through the match or has known anyone that has, solely due to the fact that the match process is a year long process and you cannot work as a physician in the US unless you complete a residency. A y insight would be greatly appreciated, just trying to get an idea of what my option are, I will be done with all of my board exams by June, so wondering if its at all possible to start a programs without sitting out a whole year, thanks
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A total of 18 030 postgraduate year-1 positions were offered in 9 specialty areas. Of 15 205 positions offered in the match, 54% were taken by USMDs. The percentage of outside-the-match offers was found to vary by specialty, from 7% in obstetrics-gynecology to 23% in internal medicine, and was inversely correlated with the specialty's “success” in matching USMDs (SROT = −0.87). The 3 nonprocedural primary care specialties (internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics) accounted for 10 091 (46.2%) of the 21 845 total positions offered in the match, with 4401 (43.6%) offered almost entirely to non-USMDs. Another 2467 positions were offered outside the match, resulting in 6868 positions offered to non-USMDs (55% of all primary care positions). In internal medicine, the percentage of outside-the-match offers was significantly and inversely associated with the availability of intrainstitutional fellowship programs (P < .0001). Prematching of independent applicants was significantly higher in primary care than in procedural-lifestyle programs (P < .0001). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951768/

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