Welcome!

Welcome to Unmatched and Unemployed Doctors of America (UAUDOA). UAUDOA is self-funded (no donations accepted) and staffed by volunteer doctors. These doctors represent the interests of the 7,409 U.S. Citizen and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) doctors that went unmatched in March of 2021, the 6,570 U.S. Citizen and LPR doctors that went unmatched in March of 2020 and the countless more that have gone unmatched in the past two decades. We recognize that the United States is already suffering from a doctor shortage (already down 20,000-40,000 doctors) because of a residency training shortage and we hope that these doctors will be allowed to finish their training so that they can help. 

The unmatched problem stems from a residency training shortage. With 0.72 residency positions for every applicant, we know the unmatched problem will only get better when there is either legislation to increase residency positions or when a restructuring of current Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding. Either way we need to push this ratio back to where it should be (one applicant for each training position). Until this is restored, we are in support of prioritizing U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents for these residency training positions since they are currently in this country, devoted many years of their life to their education,  taken tremendous tax-payer backed federal student loan debts to become medical doctors, and come from communities that need them. Like all of the other countries of the world, we must prioritize residencies for our own first, but we are not opposed to awarding remaining residency positions to doctors from other countries after our doctors are placed. Remember these residency positions are paid for by tax-payers through Medicare and we have to ask ourselves if it makes sense to train doctors from other countries before we train our own doctors.

This organization provides mentorship to unmatched doctors still fighting for residency and we are pushing for legislative change that will increase the number of residency positions. We have meetings biweekly to discuss these topics. Our mission is to help every U.S. Citizen and LPR unmatched doctor find the training they deserve to get their life on track. Going unmatched takes a toll on you financially, mentally and physically and we look to highlight this unjust hardship for these very intelligent and courageous individuals health professionals.

The members of this organization are very diverse and represent some of the best and brightest minds of this country. They have been through eight years of education post-highschool and have passed three nine-hour medical licensing exams. Many of our members are first or second generation immigrants who migrated to the U.S. with dreams of a better life. Many come from minority or underserved communities. Many are first generation college graduates. 

We look forward to helping these doctors give back through healthcare to the communities they come from. 

We call on American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to prioritize veterans, U.S. Citizens, and Lawful Permanent Residents in the match. We also ask that applicants only be charged the first year they apply. If a medical student doesn’t match, AAMC should allow them to apply in subsequent years free of charge. We also believe in the adoption of the UME to GME Bill of Rights (https://gmeequality.com/).

We call on ECFMG to acknowledge that the U.S. Citizen and LPR International Medical Graduate (IMG) match rate is <50% (when you factor in those that did not submit a rank list).

We call on the government to increase residency training positions and provide oversight on the matching process to make the process more equitable and to prevent qualified doctors from being forced from the profession.

We call on the public to aid us in this effort by contacting your Congressional House Representative and letting them know they need to help the unmatched doctors.

Every doctor in this organization would be happy to work as a primary care doctor in underserved America, but we need your help! If you are unmatched yourself, please use this link to become a member and subscribe below. 

Location Syracuse, NY E-mail UAUDOA@gmail.com Hours M-F 9am-5pm ET, Except Holidays
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