Medical Graduates: What Happens If You Don't Match?

May 14, 2020

If you're post-graduation in your medical career, you're probably ready to pursue residency matches. What if you have no idea where to start? Furthermore, what if you apply but don't match? Much can go wrong if you don't take action and follow the right steps in the event that this happens. Medical Placement Association can help.

What Happens When Medical Graduates Don't Match?

The time you can potentially lose after not matching with a residency and trying to replace can be detrimental to your medical education and future career. It's a time-sensitive matter that waits for no one, and much of the progress you made can go to waste.

Look at your letters of recommendation, for instance. They become void, and you have to start the process of obtaining them all over again.

The knowledge you gained is not being put to use. You're not studying. You're not working.

This doesn't even get into the time and money you spent applying to residencies and interviewing — a costly process, in more ways than one.

Furthermore, there's the mental and emotional toll that not matching can take on an adult. Years of hard work and sacrifices seem to be all for nothing, but that's really not the case. Medical Placement Association can help.

What Can We Do About It?

Having a plan of action is crucial if you want to bounce back from this experience victorious. The last thing you want to do is let the next year go by without preparing for your next round of residency applications and interviews.

If you're a post-graduate — whether you applied and didn't match or haven't yet started because you need guidance — we'll take you through the process from start to finish. Medical Placement Association will arrange and organize your sub-internship. Sub-internships take you through inpatient and outpatient experiences. You'll learn about history taking, practice your interviewing skills, and so much more.

We'll also help expand and strengthen your network. Working with MPA, you'll get to meet program directors and even work within residency programs that could ultimately land you a residency. Building the right relationships is an important part of your education and career.

And, when the time comes, we'll guide you through the application process.

Medical Placement Association works with IMGs from all around the globe. Our goal is to make it easier to study and practice within the United States for anyone who wishes to do so. No matter where you are in your journey, we can help you with the next steps. Contact us today to get started.