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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Recommended Reading for Dermatology Residency Applicants

The September 2014 issue of Texas Medicine (“Match-makers: Coaching students to maximum match potential,”, pages 47-51) details the experience of a senior medical student from Houston who did not match into his first choice competitive residency (ENT) despite academic advisement that he was “…an ideal candidate.” He went through SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program) and matched into a pathology residency. He is enjoying his new specialty, but advises, “But just in case the worst happens, have a plan B ready that you came up with when you were in a normal mental and emotional state. And be realistic.”