Sunday 17 April 2011

On Scramble

What is scramble?

The post match scramble is 2 day process where applicants who have not matched are given an opportunity to seek placement in programs that went unfilled after the match.

Highlights of the scramble process
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1. Only those applicants who have applied through ERAS are eligible for the scramble
2. AAMC ERAS account should not have any pending charges.
3. Submit documents only via ERAS
4. You can use ERAS to apply to a maximum of 45 programs at no cost.
5. You can reapply to programs that appear on the list of unfilled positions.
6. All documents that are to used MUST be submitted by March 1st

Starting 2011, ERAS placed limits on number of applications.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – you may submit a total of 30 applications
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – you may submit a total of 10 applications
Thursday, March 17, 2011 – you may submit a total of 5 applications

It is not known at this time if these will carry over to 2012 match

You can apply for scramble even if you have not applied using regular match. 
For this you need to
a. Obtain ERAS token, register on ERAS
b. Register with NRMP
c. Complete MyERAS profile
d. Submit documents ot ERAS support services for scanning
e. Apply to one ACGME credited program
f.  Get access to NRMP list of unfilled positions after the  match.

This information was obtained from the ERAS newsletter, for more information on the same refer to ERAS news

Scramble now has been replaced by SOAP. read up about SOAP here

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