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* Must be registered for the NRMP Main Match

The 2021 SOAP™ will yield 1,500+ unexpected Matches. We will help you prepare and maximize your chances. Guaranteed*.

Combine our comprehensive SOAP™ Membership with pre-selected PGY1CONNECT™ clinical sites to help you Match during SOAP™, changing your life forever.

Not only should you participate in SOAP™ because it is already included in the NRMP™ and ERAS™ fees you paid, but AmeriClerkships will upgrade you to a Certified Member for the following Match if you do not Match during SOAP, absolutely free of charge (a $1499 value).

Get a FREE 15-Min SOAP Consult with Dr. Mizani (a $100 Value)

Why Prepare for Match Week’s SOAP™ with AmeriClerkships?

  • Expertise: the annual SOAP event is near and dear to our hearts, as this is how our President, Dr. Pedram Mizani, secured his PGY1 residency position in 2001. By serving as a former residency admission committee member, the former Chief of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency, and the 2007 founder of the now 3000+ members-strong AmeriClerkships Medical Society, Dr. Mizani leads the SOAP expert team at AmeriClerkships.

  • PGY1CONNECT Clinical Sites: only AmeriClerkships is able to offer you clinical sites that are linked to over 3,000 positive residency Match outcomes.

  • Experience: the 2021 Match marks our 20th anniversary, helping AMS members through every SOAP® and Scramble season since 2001!

  • Our track record shows that “We Make Doctors”™: Since the success of Dr. Mizani, we have stood by the side of 3000+ AMS members as they prepared for residency – and compiled over 3,000 documented positive Match outcomes! We can help you too.

SOAP™ stands for Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program: a 72-hour capstone to the annual Match, where only ~1,700 of the 13,000+ unmatched residency applicants survive by finally matching into a U.S. residency.

Yes: There will be 4 final SOAP™ rounds (instead of the typical 3).

  1. March 3rd*: Rank Order List Deadline (submit to NRMP)
  2. March 3rd to March 14th*: Get ready for SOAP™.  AmeriClerkships SOAP™ Members will work with their Healthcare Writer & Editor, as well as with Dr. Mizani to improve their ERAS™ supporting documents for SOAP™ and conduct Mock SOAP™ Interviews.
  3. March 14th*: Get notified by NRMP if you are SOAP™ eligible
  4. March 15th to 19th*: Match Week
    1. March 15th*: You’ll see if you Matched (program not disclosed until March 16th*). If you don’t Match, you can participate in SOAP™ between March 15th* and March 18th*. AmeriClerkships SOAP™ Members will meet with Dr. Mizani to fine-tune their SOAP™ strategy.
    2. March 17th* to 18th*: SOAP™ – three rounds, during which you can send out applications and accept offers. The detailed schedule will be listed here; have a plan in place, down to the hour! AmeriClerkships SOAP™ Members will meet multiple times throughout these 72 hours to discuss various opportunities, interview questions, and SOAP™ Offers!
    3. March 19th*: Match Day! Learn which program you matched to.

If this seems daunting, don’t worry! You can succeed in SOAP™, but you need a great strategy, a strong application, and a little luck! We can help you maximize your potential in SOAP™ with our customized SOAP™ memberships and consultative services, so don’t wait any longer.

*Times subject to change

Absolutely! The AmeriClerkships staff is very responsive to your needs, especially when we’re nearing Match Week, by including expedited services such as “Fastart” (for clinicals to begin in as early as 7 days) and “Fastrevise” (document revision within 1-7 days) at no additional charge. We have weekly SOAP workshops, and Dr. Mizani holds his office hours each week to address all residency strategy concerns.

If you are a SOAP™-eligible residency applicant with less than six same-specialty interview invitations by Nov. 1st of the year preceding your Match (especially if you are an International Medical Graduate – IMG), then you will want to prepare for SOAP™ with an AmeriClerkships Certified SOAP™ Membership to make sure that you take advantage of every opportunity to secure a residency.

To be SOAP™-eligible, three things must have occurred: 1) Registered with both NRMP™ and ERAS™ prior to NRMP™ registration deadline (typically before 3rd week of February for that Match year, in 2021 March 3rd), 2) Passing USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK and CS results by no later than first week of March of that Match year (essentially be ECFMG™ Certifiable), AND 3) Be unmatched or only partially Matched. Your SOAP™ eligibility is determined by your sponsoring institution; click here to be redirected to NRMP™ for more details.

The majority of PGY1 unfilled slots during the 2020 and 2019 SOAP™ were PGY1 slots, which are the most suitable positions for unmatched candidates who have not employed a PGY1-P + PGY2-Advanced combined strategy during the regular Match season. Through a personalized strategy session with Dr. Mizani, and the 1-on-1 approach we use for each of our members, we will help you best prepare for SOAP™ based on what YOU have to offer.

That depends on the level of service you require. You can enroll in our Certified SOAP™ Memberships at any time; however, we strongly urge you to enter the Match Week with NO GAPS in patient-contact and U.S. clinical experiences from January to March of your Match year. The 2021 Match Week begins March 15, 2020, so ideally you should be in clinicals before and after this time. The minimum required processing time for clinical placement can be as little as a few days. Complete the form below now for a free personalized analysis.

20+ years of medical studies prepare medical graduates for the challenges of practicing medicine, not a 48-hour application battle. Unlike the vast number of programs and specialties that you can apply to during the regular Match season, SOAP™ is a highly regulated event that will cap you at applying to 45 programs! So the stakes are extremely high, and even a simple oversight on your behalf can set your medical career back by years (if not decades) – especially if you are an International Medical Graduate. With so much happening in such a short time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but don’t worry – the AmeriClerkships team of Match Week Experts brings over 20 years of Match Week experience, and is led by Dr. Pedram Mizani, MD, a Match Week success story himself! We know we can help you as well.

PGY1CONNECT sites are the top 11% of AmeriClerkships’ clinical sites: a set of distinguished physicians and clinical sites who are linked to residency interviews and Matches by AmeriClerkships Alumni! The combination of AmeriClerkships Certified SOAP™ Membership + PGY1CONNECT clinical experience right before and during Match Week is strongly recommended.

The combination of AmeriClerkships Certified SOAP™ Membership + PGY1CONNECT clinical experience right before and during Match Week will not only provide you with an unparalleled last-minute opportunity to secure updated Letters of Recommendation (LORs), but will also answer one of the most commonly asked questions during Match Week/SOAP interviews: “What are you doing right now?” and “When was your last patient contact?”  Additionally, PGY1CONNECT clinical sites have been linked to residency interviews and Matches, so to be alongside influential physicians when potentially unmatched is priceless.

Absolutely! As mentioned, our own Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mizani, matched in an unfilled position during Match Week! In the 2020 SOAP™*, 1,687 residency candidate’s medical careers were resuscitated by Matching into unfilled slots during SOAP™, 333 of whom were International Medical Graduates, 413 were U.S. Osteopathic Grads, and 802 were U.S. Allopathic Grads*. We expect 2021 SOAP™ to yield similar results.

Fill your November to March time gaps with 1 to 3 months of PGY1CONNECT clinical sites, then sign up for a Certified SOAP® Membership with a Mock Match Interview, and expect the following benefits prior to March 15, 2021:

  • Opportunity to Secure New Letters of Recommendations, even from Residency Program Directors
  • Gaining Meaningful U.S. Clinical Experiences Among Residency Influencers in Preparation for Match Week
  • A SOAP™ Strategy & Match Forensics Session
  • 2 Personal Statement Analysis and Edits (PSAE)
  • ERAS Analysis and Edit (if Uncertified at ERAS™), or swap for a 3rd PSAE if your ERAS, or a 30 Minute Interview Boot Camp (is Certified already)
  • Access to Weekly Online Career Development Workshops
  • Two SOAP-focused Mock Match Interviews (MMI)
  • Unlimited Letters of Recommendation Analyses (LORA)
  • One Medical Student Performance Evaluation Analysis (MSPEA)
  • Members-Only Interactive SOAP™ Training Web Events
  • Your Personal In-house Professional Healthcare Writer & Editor
  • Access to Dr. Mizani Live (Online Office Hours) and Email
  • 1 Year of Professional Liability Insurance for U.S. Clinical Experiences
  • Full access to Residency Prep Academy
  • Automatic Upgrade to AmeriClerkships Certified Membership (your “Plan-B”)
  1. Met with Dr. Mizani and 2 other SOAP Members for a personalized SOAP Strategy Session
  2. Analyzed this SOAP candidate’s residency candidacy, amplified their strengths and most importantly, provided solutions for their residency application red-flags (former resident in internal medicine but was dismissed, average USMLE scores, generic LORs, 6 years since medical school graduation, wanting to switch to psychiatry)
  3. Narrowed to at least 45 programs in psychiatry and internal medicine (backup), eligible for initial licensure in ~27 states
  4. Discussed PGY1 Preliminary + Transitional + PGY2 Advanced strategies, and individual 1-year stand-alone approaches
  5. Analyzed Letters of Recommendation and suggested how to approach writers to correct many damaging errors
  6. 3 LOR Drafting Services
  7. Analyzed Medical Student Performance Evaluation and managed to have school correct the errors in Noteworthy Characteristics section
  8. Identified States where training-license would be less of an issue
  9. Outlined specialties that the 2 Personal Statements should focus on, and how to modify for 3rd or 4th specialties
  10. Conducted a 5-phase 10-question Mock Interview with recorded sessions; Per client – “Interview confidence prior to Mock Interview session: -1; after training: 8!
  11. Several follow-up and tune-up sessions in our SOAP Workshops, Dr. Mizani’s Office Hours, and speaking with other AmeriClerkships Members in live-online sessions
  12. Registered and paid NRMP and confirmed SOAP-eligibility prior to deadline
  13. Revisited and fine-tuned above strategies all over again at the start of Match Week’s SOAP during multiple daily live-online meeting and support sessions with Dr. Mizani and other SOAP Experts at AmeriClerkships
  14. Matched into Psychiatry PGY1 in NY IN 2020 SOAP
  15. Completed a video testimonial (will be posted by December 1, 2020)

SOAP™ Memberships for the 2021 Match Week *

Available November 1st to March 15th only. Ideal if you have secured less than 6 same specialty interviews by November 14, 2020. Best if combined with PGY1Connect clinicals.

SOAP™ Certified + Mock Interview (Upgrade)

$900annual
  • FREE w 8 WEEKS OF CLINICALS (Start Nov to Mar)
  • Limited to 20 Memberships/Year
  • All the Benefits of Your Existing Certified Membership PLUS
  • Mentorship (Meeting): 45-Minute Semi-Private Strategy* + Weekly Office Hours + Email Support w/ RSCM*
  • Interview Prep: 10 Question Live Online Mock Interview
  • SOAP™ Upgrade: Swap out your RARR (if ERAS already certified) for a 30-minute Boot Camp OR add an additional PSAE
  • SOAP™ Upgrade: Access to Members Only SOAP™ Preparatory Workshops
  • Get our 'SOAP Guarantee Upgrade' promise*
  • 30 Days of Free Resident Mentor Membership (if Matched, best for 1st 30 days of residency)

SOAP™ Certified with Guarantee

$1599annual
  • FREE w 12 WEEKS OF CLINICALS (Start Nov to Mar)
  • Limited to 20 Memberships/Year
  • For US Clinicals: $1/3 Mil Liability Insurance, Credentialing, Hospital Processing, Orientations, OSHA & UP & HIPAA Training, Tier 1-3 Support
  • SOAP™ Mentorship (Meeting): 45-Minute Semi-Private Strategy* + Weekly Office Hours + Email Support w/ RSCM*
  • SOAP™ Prep (Online): Residency Prep Academy + Members Only Webinars (w/ Priority Registration Approvals)
  • Document Analysis (Online w/ RSCM): LOR (Unlimited) + Residency/Fellowship Application (1x) + MSPE (1x)
  • Select Up to 3 Online SOAP™ Services: ERAS Analysis & Edit, 30 Minute Interview Boot Camp, (or up to 3) Personal Statement Analysis & Edits
  • SOAP™ Upgrade: Access to Members Only SOAP™ Preparatory Workshops
  • Get our 'SOAP Guarantee Upgrade' promise*

SOAP™ Certified with Guarantee + Mock Interview

$2199annual
  • FREE w 16 WEEKS OF CLINICALS (Start Nov to Mar)
  • Limited to 20 Memberships/Year
  • For US Clinicals: $1/3 Mil Liability Insurance, Credentialing, Hospital Processing, Orientations, OSHA & UP & HIPAA Training, Tier 1-3 Support
  • SOAP™ Mentorship (Meeting): 45-Minute Semi-Private Strategy* + Weekly Office Hours + Email Support w/ RSCM*
  • SOAP™ Prep (Online): Residency Prep Academy + Members Only Webinars (w/ Priority Registration Approvals)
  • Document Analysis (Online w/ RSCM): LOR (Unlimited) + Residency/Fellowship Application (1x) + MSPE (1x)
  • Select Up to 3 Online SOAP™ Services: ERAS Analysis & Edit, 30 Minute Interview Boot Camp, (or up to 3) Personal Statement Analysis & Edits
  • Interview Prep: 10 Question Mock Interview designed for 2021 SOAP
  • SOAP™ Upgrade: Access to Members Only SOAP™ Preparatory Workshops

Selecting "JOIN NOW!" indicates you have read and agree to our Additional Membership Details and Terms of Use *

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** Source: 2020 and 2019 Main Match Results and Data by NRMP™