The Scramble starts this year on Tuesday, March 17 at noon EST. The Scramble represents the two-day period, ending when Match results are published on March 19 at noon EST, in which unmatched applicants and unfilled programs “find each other.” During the Scramble, unmatched candidates can send up to thirty applications to ACGME-accredited programs to which they have not applied previously and up to fifteen to those to which they have applied.
Here are two links to more detailed descriptions of the Scramble process: The ERAS Preparing for the Scramble page and an on-line document called Post-Match Scramble Information for ERAS 2009 IMG Participants .
There are companies that will fax applicants’ materials to unfilled programs. If you think you may need to participate in the Scramble, I recommend researching the quality and professionalism of those companies now – prior to the chaos of the Scramble period.
Although I can assist candidates who want to enhance their written materials for the Scramble, I do not offer services to fax applicants’ paperwork to unfilled programs. If you think you may need to participate in the Scramble and need to improve your written materials, please contact me right away: www.InsiderMedicalAdmissions.com .