Thursday, March 17, 2011

Residency Match Day is Today. Didn't Match? Here Are Some Options

Today is Match Day. Congratulations to all the 4th year medical students who matched! If you didn't match, let's consider some options.

If you didn't match, here are a few suggestions:

1. Develop a clear, one-year plan where you will work in a non-clinical setting, volunteer, travel, etc. Make sure you stay productive. Find some non-clinical jobs on the NonClinicalJobs Job Board.

2. Residency spots will open up throughout the year. Do you want to jump into a position in the fall? As long as you're willing to live anywhere, you'll find open positions.

3. Spend the next 12 months strengthening your residency application for the next year.

4. Speak with a mentor/career coach/advisor who can guide you through this process.

March 14, 2011
Applicant matched and unmatched information posted to the Web site at 12:00 noon eastern time.

March 15, 2011
Filled and unfilled results for individual programs posted to the Web site at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. Locations of all unfilled positions are released at 12:00 noon eastern time. Unmatched applicants may begin contacting unfilled programs at 12:00 noon eastern time.

March 17, 2011
Match Day! Match results for applicants are posted to Web site at 1:00 p.m. eastern time.

March 18, 2011
Hospitals send letters of appointment to matched applicants after this date.

Find open residency spots here:

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