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Webinar: SOAP

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 11:30am Central Time/12:30am Eastern Time
Cost: FREE for all AFMA Members; $25 for non-members
Presenter: Michael King, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Program Director, Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL

Description: Since 2011 the NRMP has utilized the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) to replace the "Scramble." This interactive webinar will review the rules, structure and timing of the SOAP process that includes 5 rounds of position offerings. One program's experience in navigating the SOAP process will also be presented to obtain a true understanding of the nuances of the process and to guide successful strategies and planning for the SOAP.

Participants will be engaged to share their experiences and strategies with SOAP to enhance all participants' knowledge. Challenges of navigating the applicants for qualified candidates, limitations in communication, rules of not disclosing rank and the difficulties of student accepting, rejecting and passing on offers will also be discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
1. better understand the process and structure of the NRMP's Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)
2. describe one programs experience in the SOAP, share others experiences of lessons learned and strategies for success.
3. understand implications of the SOAP process for Family Medicine recruitment and the Match.

About the Presenter: Dr. Michael King is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He was an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and served as Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program from 2008-2015. Since then, he is working as the founding Program Director for a new Family Medicine at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Dr. King regularly presents scholarly presentations at national, state, regional and local Family Medicine professional conferences.

Format: This will be a 60-minute interactive webinar.

Register: To register for this webinar, please return this form by email to This form must be received to be registered and to receive log-in information. A limited number of "seats" are available.

Lisa Marquise, PhD, Chair
Audio & Web Conferencing Committee: Vickie Eckert, Deborah Egger, Tamara Poole and Evangeline Washington
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