Didn’t Match: What Should I Do Now?


Not Matching into a medical residency program is a devastating event for any residency candidate. However, after the grief clears and you’ve had time to reflect on your past season, it’s time to move forward and start thinking about what to do between now and when the next application season opens.

But, it can be hard to know what are the next steps to take.

The first step you can take is to sign up for any off-cycle vacancy services. Make sure you have your application materials available to send at a moment’s notice.

The second step is to prepare to strengthen your application in any way possible. The more you think about and achieve now, the easier time you will have putting together the best residency application when the time comes.

A few ways to strengthen your application are (click on the link below to blog):


Thank you Zach, When is ERAS open? what do you think is the absolute first thing I must do at this time?