Frequently Asked Questions
1.Why some of Path2Residency.com services are not free anymore?
We served the community with most of the important services for free since
2004. However, the cost towards running service has been increased considerably
since then. A large investment was made to enhance the older system to the
current to provide more service and better support. Also substantial amount of
abuse of the service being free caused it difficult to control such events and
often made long service interruptions in the past. Still the paid services are at a fraction of the cost of
that our competitors' offer. WE
PROVIDE A PRICE MATCH WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% OFF
2. Is Path2Residency Associated with any university or government agencies?
No, PathToResidency.com is an independent company with no
affiliation with any other organization
What is your refund policy?
In most cases you can request for a full refund with
50 days. However, it depends on the type of service/subscription. Please click
here for details.
4. How do you protect my personal/confidential information?
Your personal and confidential information is stored with our highest security measure and is not shared by any external parties
or staffs. Based on your request, your information can be
transferred to necessary authorities like university or hospital. Please see our
5. How the referral
We offer a referral bonus if an applicant
referred by you order for a paid service. Please click here for more
6. How you prepare for processing scrambling applications?
7. Do you send the entire application
to the programs?
NRMP scrambling is a very complicated process especially for those
who are new to United States. Scrambling is the only hope for applicants who did
not match to any program. However, most of the programs consider applications
for unmatched positions on a first come first serve basis. So reaching
your application in the quickest and efficient way is the key of the success on
scrambling day. We provide valuable information and guidelines for applicants who come to United
States to pursue a medical residency program. We prepare their application
packets and deliver them in our quickest possible way using our
Instant Matching Engine to reach the program on
No, because that will congest the programs handling system. We only send a
customized link to each application by email and a single paged highly briefed
but information rich page by fax or post.
8. How do I create
a free online application packet?
For each specialty the application will have to be customized. There are19
total sections for each application, however, 15 of them (Part A) are common to
any specialties and
only 4 sections in Part B are specialty specific. So you need to finish Part A
only once. Then just create or copy any number of application packet. All you
need to do is create Part B for each one. But you can easily copy from the first
one and edit it to minimize the time.
9. Is sending
Yes, you do not pay anything for creating and sending application online.
For example, you can use our FREIDA Super Search for FMGs® and send application electronically and monitor its status in
real time, all for free. You can also send your application online to a program
that you know about. You only pay for optional services like sending your
application packet by post, or scramble it.
10. What is meant by "Certify" or "Signing
off" an application?
Certifying an application means that the application packet is no more
editable. When you certify your very first application, it will lock Part B
(make read only)
of that application along with Part A. Then any subsequent application packets will
only have lock the Part B of that packet.
11. What is meant by an "Active" application?
This pertains to scrambling (Post match) process only. If you want to
participate in scrambling, you need to activate one application for each
specialty that you want to scramble for. Activating an
application means that it is ready for scrambling. Only
certified (signed off) application can be active since you need to sign off any
application before you can send them to any program. YOU NEED TO DEACTIVATE IF
YOU WANT US TO STOP SCRAMBLING FOR ANY SPECIALTY. This can be easily done online
by a single click.
12. What is meant by "Scrambling
This is how you select your preferred specialty and location where you
want to send your application on scrambling days. For example, if there is a
program in State of California that has an unfilled position in Internal
Medicine, and you selected California or Any state and Internal Medicine, then
your application will be sent to this program
13. What is meant by "Linking" an application?
This pertains to scrambling (Post match) process only. An active
application has to be linked to a scrambling subscription. However, you do not
need to do this task, it is done automatically when you activate an application
as long as you have ordered a scrambling subscription. You can unlink
this subscription and link to another application packet if you like, provided
that the previous application was not sent to any program yet.
13. I made a mistake in my certified application. Now
what can be done?
The only way to correct that is to delete the entire packet and recreate it.
But you can NOT delete an application that is active or if it was sent to any
15. I found I was matched on match day. Will you
Yes, if you have activated your application. So we recommend
you to go online and deactivate your scrambling and get a REFUND.