Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Prepare for Residency / Match Process Match Process SHARE: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Favorite Add to Favorites Added Added to Favorites Removed from Favorites Removed Overview: The match process Here’s how the match works and what to plan for. Hawks versus Doves: An inside look at the resident selection process Get an insider perspective on programs’ process for interviewing and ranking applicants. The basics of SOAP: The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program SOAP® (the replacement for the scramble) helps unmatched applicants apply to unfilled programs during Match week. Learn about the process and timeline for SOAP. Match Day Traditions Forget the stress of creating your ROL, and smile as you learn how a few schools celebrate Match Day and envision yours.