Residents Medical was founded with the purpose of addressing the related issues of residency bottlenecks and shortages. Today, Residents Medical connects medical graduates to externships and fellowships with top universities, high quality USMLE preparation, and placement opportunities with ACGME-accredited training programs.
The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP, matches applicants who have yet to secure a residency slot among open positions. The SOAP process begins on Monday, the first day of Match Week, shortly after applicants are notified of their placements. In the afternoon, eligible unmatched applicants can apply for a chance for placement with an unfilled program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Applicants will begin to receive residency placement offers the following Wednesday and Thursday, which they can accept or reject. Each round of SOAP offers lasts two hours, giving candidates time to consult with their advisor and weigh their options if presented with multiple opportunities. Advisors can track offers accepted by their students by accessing the SOAP School Report. The SOAP process is extremely competitive and Residents Medical helps its candidates navigate that process so they have the competitive edge to achieve a successful SOAP offer for residency.