Due to the increasing number of unfilled positions that have remained at the end of SOAP in recent years and the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming application and Match season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NRMP has decided to add an additional, fourth offer round to the SOAP process. The additional SOAP offer round will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday of Match Week and end at 2:00 p.m. ET. SOAP will now conclude at 3:00 p.m. ET with the posting of the final List of Unfilled Programs in the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system. Please be aware that all SOAP communication and policies within the Match Participation Agreement will remain in place through the conclusion of SOAP at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday of Match Week. For more information, please visit the NRMP’s Match Update: Fourth Offer Round Added To The 2021 SOAP Process webpage which includes the 2021 Match Week and SOAP Schedule.
To address questions regarding the applicant transition to graduate medical education during the COVID-19 crisis, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®) has created these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). While the situation remains fluid, NRMP will continue to monitor conditions and update the FAQs as new information and/or questions emerge. Please feel free to contact the NRMP leadership with questions at [email protected].