Applications & Interviews
How do I get applications?
All SSO Breast Match applications are submitted through the SSO Breast Match Application Service, which is a component of the NMS Match System. Registered programs access applications from the NMS Match System.Related Links:
What is included in the SSO Breast Match application?
The SSO Breast Match application includes a standard set of personal, academic, exam score, and professional liability information from each applicant, a CV, Personal Statement, and between one and five reference letters.
If your program has additional application requirements, please ensure they are listed in the SSO Breast Fellowship Program Directory so applicants can include them as Supplemental Material in their application.
What is a PENDING application?
An application is PENDING if the applicant has selected your program in the SSO Breast Match Application Service but has not yet submitted their application information to your program.
You have access to the contact information for PENDING applications so you can reach out to the applicant to introduce yourself and provide more information about your program, if desired.
Why can't I see applicant documents or scores for a PENDING application?
You cannot see the details of a PENDING application because the applicant has not yet chosen to submit their application to your program. Applicants who add your program as a PENDING application may remove your program at a later date.
The purpose of showing you the PENDING application is to give you visibility into applications that are in progress. You have access to the contact information for PENDING applications so you can reach out to the applicant to introduce yourself and provide more information about your program, if desired.
Can applicants see the contents of their reference letters?
No. Reference letters can be viewed by reference writers and programs, but not by applicants.
Can applications be submitted before reference letters are received?
Yes, applicants do not need to wait for their reference letters to be received before submitting their applications. When a reference writer uploads their letter, the submitted application will be updated automatically and then you will be notified that the application has a new reference letter included.
Can applicants change or update an application after submission?
Applicants cannot change the core application components after submission. However, they are able to attach a supplemental material document to a submitted application, or replace an existing supplemental material document with a new one.
If you need an applicant to provide additional information after submission, instruct them to provide the necessary information as a Supplemental Material document.
When can I notify applicants about their interviews?
Programs may invite applicants to interviews starting on March 8, 2021. No interview offers may be made before this date.
Interviews may be conducted starting on April 1, 2021. All your interviews must be completed by June 30, 2021.Related Links:
Can I tell an applicant that our program will rank them?
According to the rules of SSO Breast Match, programs and applicants may express a high level of interest in each other and may freely discuss any matter that does not include ranking information.
You may voluntarily inform an applicant whether or not you intend to rank them, and the applicant may voluntarily inform you whether or not they intend to rank your program. However, neither you nor the applicant may solicit such information.
Furthermore, neither you nor the applicant may solicit or disclose any information regarding the positioning of any choice on a Rank Order List. For example, you cannot say "You are my first choice" or "You are one of our top-3 candidates".Related Links: