SOAP 2018

Post-Match SOAP 2018 Results per Medical Specialty

Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) preparation starts with residency candidates asking themselves a few simple questions. One of the most important questions is:

Are you prepared to apply to additional specialties beyond what you applied to in the regular residency application season?

 

To prepare for the Main Residency Match® season, most residency candidates know they need to gather specialty specific documents such as Letters of Recommendation or Personal Statements while applying to programs. However, this simple principle tends to get forgotten in the mad rush of applications at the start of the Post-Match as residency candidates end up applying to any available programs in any medical specialty using their supporting documents meant for a different specialty.

For example, a residency candidate prepared for and applied to Family Medicine and Psychiatry residency programs during the regular residency application season. Then, during the Post-Match SOAP, after they used as many of their 45 SOAP applications as they could in those two specialties, they still had a number of applications left. In their hurry to apply to more programs, they ended up having to use their Family Medicine and Psychiatry documents to apply to specialties like preliminary General Surgery or Internal Medicine programs which did not make the best impression on those programs.

 

Know the Data 

By reviewing the data from NRMP’s® Results and Data 2018 Main Residency Match®, those looking to participate in the Post-Match can see which specialties generally have more positions available and which do not (based on SOAP 2018), allowing them to better prepare for the Post-Match with more supporting documents in a variety of specialties.

 

Results of the Post-Match SOAP 2018 per Specialty

Anesthesiology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 9

Filled Programs – 9

Positions Available – 27

Positions Filled – 27

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 8

Filled Programs – 5

Positions Available – 16

Positions Filled – 8

 

Child Neurology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 3

Filled Programs – 3

Positions Available – 3

Positions Filled – 3

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 2

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 2

Positions Filled – 1

 

Combined Medpeds

Participating Programs – 5

Filled Programs – 5

Positions Available – 5

Positions Filled – 5

 

Emergency Medicine

Participating Programs – 7

Filled Programs – 6

Positions Available – 10

Positions Filled – 8

 

Family Medicine

Participating Programs – 67

Filled Programs – 64

Positions Available – 141

Positions Filled – 138

 

Internal Medicine

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 51

Filled Programs – 45

Positions Available – 171

Positions Filled – 162

 

Medicine-Prelim

Participating Programs – 41

Filled Programs – 33

Positions Available – 99

Positions Filled – 88

 

Neurological Surgery

Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Neurology

Participating Programs – 9

Filled Programs – 9

Positions Available – 12

Positions Filled – 12

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 2

Filled Programs – 2

Positions Available – 4

Positions Filled – 4

 

Obstetrics-Gynecology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 6

Filled Programs – 6

Positions Available – 10

Positions Filled – 10

 

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 4

Filled Programs – 4

Positions Available – 6

Positions Filled – 6

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

 

Pathology

Participating Programs – 20

Filled Programs – 17

Positions Available – 28

Positions Filled – 25

 

Pediatrics

Participating Programs – 20

Filled Programs – 18

Positions Available – 53

Positions Filled – 51

 

Physical Medicine & Rehab

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Psychiatry

Participating Programs – 5

Filled Programs – 5

Positions Available – 12

Positions Filled – 12

 

Radiology-Diagnostic

Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Radiation Oncology

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

 

Surgery

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 3

Filled Programs – 3

Positions Available – 5

Positions Filled – 5

 

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 145

Filled Programs – 114

Positions Available – 462

Positions Filled – 412

 

Transitional Year

Participating Programs – 17

Filled Programs – 15

Positions Available – 65

Positions Filled – 63

 

Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) preparation starts with residency candidates asking themselves a few simple questions.

Post-Match SOAP 2017 Results per Medical Specialty

Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) preparation starts with residency candidates asking themselves a few simple questions. One of the most important questions is: Are you prepared to apply to additional specialties beyond what you applied to in the regular residency application season?

To prepare for the Main Residency Match® season, most residency candidates know they need to gather specialty specific documents such as Letters of Recommendation or Personal Statements while applying to programs. However, this simple principle tends to get forgotten in the mad rush of applications at the start of the Post-Match as residency candidates end up applying to any available programs in any medical specialty using their supporting documents meant for a different specialty.

For example, a residency candidate prepared for and applied to Family Medicine and Psychiatry residency programs during the regular residency application season. Then, during the Post-Match SOAP, after they used as many of their 45 SOAP applications as they could in those two specialties, they still had a number of applications left. In their hurry to apply to more programs, they ended up having to use their Family Medicine and Psychiatry documents to apply to specialties like preliminary General Surgery or Internal Medicine programs which did not make the best impression on those programs.

By reviewing the data from NRMP’s® Results and Data 2017 Main Residency Match®, those looking to participate in the Post-Match can see which specialties generally have more positions available and which do not, allowing them to better prepare for the Post-Match with more supporting documents in a variety of specialties.

Results of the 2017 Post-Match SOAP per Specialty

Anesthesiology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 16

Filled Programs – 15

Positions Available – 53

Positions Filled – 52

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 8

Filled Programs – 7

Positions Available – 18

Positions Filled – 17

 

Child Neurology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 6

Filled Programs – 6

Positions Available – 6

Positions Filled – 6

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 2

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 2

Positions Filled – 1

 

Combined Medpeds

Participating Programs – 13

Filled Programs – 10

Positions Available – 25

Positions Filled – 22

 

Emergency Medicine

Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Family Medicine

Participating Programs – 67

Filled Programs – 64

Positions Available – 141

Positions Filled – 138

 

Internal Medicine

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 35

Filled Programs – 30

Positions Available – 128

Positions Filled – 122

 

Medicine-Prelim

Participating Programs – 28

Filled Programs – 23

Positions Available – 35

Positions Filled – 30

 

Neurological Surgery

Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Neurology

Participating Programs – 7

Filled Programs – 7

Positions Available – 12

Positions Filled – 12

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 6

Filled Programs – 6

Positions Available – 9

Positions Filled – 9

 

Obstetrics-Gynecology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 8

Filled Programs – 7

Positions Available – 9

Positions Filled – 8

 

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

 

Pathology

Participating Programs – 31

Filled Programs – 22

Positions Available – 54

Positions Filled – 45

 

Pediatrics

Participating Programs – 12

Filled Programs – 12

Positions Available – 24

Positions Filled – 24

 

Physical Medicine & Rehab

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 0

Filled Programs – 0

Positions Available – 0

Positions Filled – 0

 

Psychiatry

Participating Programs – 2

Filled Programs – 2

Positions Available – 3

Positions Filled – 3

 

Radiology-Diagnostic

Participating Programs – 1

Filled Programs – 1

Positions Available – 1

Positions Filled – 1

 

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 5

Filled Programs – 5

Positions Available – 12

Positions Filled – 12

 

Radiation Oncology

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 4

Filled Programs – 4

Positions Available – 4

Positions Filled – 4

 

Surgery

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 3

Filled Programs – 3

Positions Available – 5

Positions Filled – 5

 

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 138

Filled Programs – 105

Positions Available – 486

Positions Filled – 402

 

Transitional Year

Participating Programs – 11

Filled Programs – 10

Positions Available – 31

Positions Filled – 30

Post-Match SOAP Results Match 2016

Post-Match SOAP Results Match 2016

Now is a good time to begin reflecting on your season, and start making hard decisions based on the number of interviews you have (or have not) received. Depending on how well you perceive your residency application season to be going, you may want to start learning about the Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®). The Post-Match SOAP allows eligible candidates to apply to programs with unfilled positions.

Post-Match preparation starts with a few simple questions. One of which is: Are you prepared for any additional specialties you might be interested in applying to?

Wise residency candidates know they need specialty specific documents such as Letters of Recommendation or Personal Statements while applying to programs for the Main Residency Match®. However, this simple principle tends to get forgotten in the mad Post-Match rush. It is very important to assess the resources you have now and compare what you have to what you may need in order to successfully approach the Post-Match.

For example, a residency candidate prepared for and applied to Emergency Medicine programs for the Main Match. Unfortunately, the candidate only received one interview, so they think they may have to go through the Post-Match. The problem is there were no unfilled positions during the 2016 Post-Match SOAP. As an alternative, the candidate may want to consider applying to preliminary Internal Medicine unfilled positions which had 94 positions. That means, this candidate will want to prepare a fresh, Internal Medicine specific Personal Statement and try to get specialty specific Letters of Recommendation.

By reviewing the data from NRMP’s® Results and Data 2016 Main Residency Match®, those looking to participate in the Post-Match can better prepare to make the most out of the Post-Match.

Anesthesiology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 20

Positions Available – 51

Filled Programs – 17

Filled Positions – 48

(PGY-2)Participating Programs – 11

Positions Available -34

Filled Programs – 10

Filled Positions – 43

 

Child Neurology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 4

Positions Available – 5

Filled Programs -2

Filled Positions – 3

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 10

Positions Available -11

Filled Programs – 1

Filled Positions – 1

 

Emergency Medicine

Participating Programs – 0

Positions Available -0

Filled Programs – 0

Filled Positions – 0

 

Family Medicine

Participating Programs -73

Positions Available -155

Filled Programs – 69

Filled Positions -150

 

Internal Medicine

(Categorical) Participating Programs -25

Positions Available -88

Filled Programs -23

Filled Positions -67

 

Medicine-Prelim

Participating Programs -43

Positions Available -94

Filled Programs -41

Filled Positions -92

 

Neurological Surgery

Participating Programs -1

Positions Available -2

Filled Programs -0

Filled Positions -1

 

Neurology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 2

Positions Available – 3

Filled Programs – 2

Filled Positions – 3

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 4

Positions Available -5

Filled Programs – 2

Filled Positions – 3

 

Obstetrics-Gynecology

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 8

Positions Available – 11

Filled Programs – 8

Filled Positions – 11

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 5

Positions Available -6

Filled Programs – 5

Filled Positions – 6

 

Pathology

Participating Programs -14

Positions Available -24

Filled Programs – 14

Filled Positions -24

 

Pediatrics

Participating Programs -8

Positions Available -14

Filled Programs – 8

Filled Positions -14

 

Physical Medicine & Rehab

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 1

Positions Available – 2

Filled Programs – 1

Filled Positions – 2

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 4

Positions Available -5

Filled Programs – 4

Filled Positions – 5

 

Psychiatry

Participating Programs -5

Positions Available -7

Filled Programs – 5

Filled Positions -7

 

Radiology-Diagnostic

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 6

Positions Available – 10

Filled Programs – 6

Filled Positions – 10

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 22

Positions Available -33

Filled Programs – 22

Filled Positions – 33

 

Radiation Oncology

(PGY-2) Participating Programs – 1

Positions Available -1

Filled Programs – 0

Filled Positions – 0

 

Surgery

(Categorical) Participating Programs – 2

Positions Available – 2

Filled Programs – 2

Filled Positions – 2

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 132

Positions Available -448

Filled Programs – 117

Filled Positions – 431

 

Transitional Year

(PGY-1) Participating Programs – 11

Positions Available – 42

Filled Programs – 10

Filled Positions -41