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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3a-7100

Medical graduates who aspire to an American residency post must take part in the “match” -the National Residency Matching Program, which ranks candidates according to their academic prowess and seeks to match their ranked preferences with the jobs available. The process is outlined at -information there rebutts “five myths about the match”; there are articles on composing your “personal statement”, choosing a residency, and preparing for interview, together with many links to the home pages of training institutions.

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