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Default Match Week Events and the Post-Match SOAP 2019

With residency applications, interviews, and Rank Order Lists now over, the last and final step in the residency application journey is Match Week and the Post-Match SOAP. For residency candidates worried about their Match chances, it’s important to understand the Post-Match SOAP and prepare carefully.

2019 Post-Match SOAP Process

Monday, March 11th - Starting from 11 a.m. (EST) residency candidates will learn their Match Status (Matched, Unmatched or Partially Matched). SOAP-eligible candidates who did not fully Match will receive the List of Unfilled Programs on NRMP, research unfilled programs and apply to a maximum of 45 programs starting at 12 p.m. Programs will begin receiving applications at 3 p.m. (EST).

Tuesday, March 12th - Programs will continue reviewing applications and reaching out to prospective candidates (keep an eye on your phone, email and ERAS account).

Wednesday, March 13th - Offer Round 1 (from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m) and Offer Round 2 (3 p.m to 5 p.m.). Offer Rounds are 2-hour periods when residency candidates can potentially receive residency placement offers on NRMP to “Accept” or “Deny.” Offers disappear permanently if not accepted during that Offer Round.

Thursday, March 14th - Offer Round 3 (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and SOAP concludes.

View a full, detailed timeline at:

How does Electronic Residency help during the Post-Match SOAP?

Electronic Residency can help provide both full Post-Match education and guidance before Match Week, as well as instant Post-Match programs compatibility with the Program Compatibility Search (PCS) system for support during the first four hours of SOAP.

Educational Resource Pages + Blog

Learn everything you need to know about the Post-Match SOAP with the Electronic Residency resources pages.

New to the Post-Match SOAP?

Start here with the Beginner’s Guide to SOAP:

How to Get Fully Prepared for SOAP:

Post-Match Historical Data:

Then, dig deeper into a variety of topics about the Post-Match with articles touching on every aspect of the Post-Match on the Electronic Residency blog:

Program Compatibility Search (PCS) System + Extra Features

The most challenging aspect of Post-Match participation is completing fast and efficient program research during the first 4 hours Monday morning of Match Week to pick the strongest 45 programs to apply to.

With the PCS System, simply:
  • Search individual programs by the 10-digit ACGME code
  • View compatibility in an instant
  • Receive clear and direct guidance for which programs to apply to and which to avoid
  • View program requirements information to understand why a program may or may not be a good fit
  • Learn about the PCS system and view a tutorial video at:

Compatible Programs Tab New!

View only your compatible programs you have searched with the PCS, all in one easy place to make your final decisions. Star your top-pick programs and filter for Starred only programs.

Joining Electronic Residency will give you the best advantage to make the most out of the program application opportunities during the Post-Match SOAP.

Get started:

**Disclaimer: Electronic Residency does not provide the List of Unfilled Programs nor vacant positions information.
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