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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Residency Scramble

Consider that you can always enter a new personal statement via ERAS for the scramble. Depending on your situation, this could be optimal. For example, if you applied to internal medicine, did not match and are now going to scramble for psychiatry, you would want to send a psychiatry focused personal statement to programs.

Keep in mind that during the scramble period you can apply to a maximum of 45 programs (30 new programs and 15 programs to which you have already applied). At 12 noon on Thursday, March 19th, the scramble period ends, this limit is lifted and you can start applying to more programs that still have open positions.

ERAS has published a scramble advisory for applicants. I advise anyone participating in the scramble to utilize this resource. Click Here to access the advisory.

We will not be offering any scramble services but, to increase your chances of obtaining a match next year, we encourage interested applicants to retain our services as soon as possible.