The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit
corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment
to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
New> Upated Information on
NRMP 2013 Match Results
The NRMP Main Residency Match® final data results show 99.4
percent of positions were filled, the highest position fill rate
in NRMP history. Learn more in the NRMP
Post-Match Press Release.
Important Announcement: NRMP Welcomes Fellowships to the Specialties
The NRMP is pleased to welcome the following fellowships to the
Specialties Matching Service for the 2014 Match appointment
year. Applicants and programs may begin NRMP registration on the
dates designated below.
Please click on the links below for more information about each
- Pain Medicine:
a new subspecialty of the Anesthesiology Fellowship Match, which
also includes Pediatric Anesthesiology, opens June 5, 2013.
- Minimally Invasive
Gynecologic Surgery: a new subspecialty of the OB/GYN Match,
which also includes several related subspecialties, opens June
Toxicology: a new Match for fellows in training for the care
of poisoned patients, opens August 7, 2013.
- Geriatric Medicine:
a new Match that opens August 28, 2013.
- Psychosomatic Psychiatry:
a new subspecialty of the Psychiatry Match, which also includes
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, opens September 11, 2013
Important Announcement: NRMP RESIDENCY MATCH 2013 RESULTS
Total Match registrants topped 40,000, including 1,000 more U.S.
allopathic seniors, in the largest Main Residency Match®
in NRMP history.
2013 Match FAST FACTS
- U.S. medical school seniors made up 16,390 of the 25,463 applicants
who successfully matched to first-year residency positions
- Notable gains in Match results for U.S. citizen IMGs and foreign-national
IMGs, whose match rates rose by four and seven percentage points
- More U.S. seniors matched to primary care specialties
- 78.8 percent of U.S. seniors and 78.8 percent of independent
applicants who matched obtained one of their top three choice
- The number of positions rose by almost 2,400 to an all-time
high of 29,171
For full details about the 2013 Main Residency Match, follow the
links to access the NRMP Match 2013
Results press release and Advanced
NEW> NRMP and CMSS Announce Residency
Program Code of Conduct and Match Tips for Applicants
The NRMP has partnered with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies
(CMSS) Organization of Program Director Associations to create a
residency program Code of Conduct for the Match and Match
Tips for Applicants. The Code is intended to serve as
a guide for residency program staff involved in the interviewing
and matching processes by highlighting behaviors that ensure a fair
and equitable Match experience for applicants.
Match Tips identifies steps applicants should take and avoid
during the Match season to promote success in the Match. Read the
Code and Match
Tips to learn how to promote high ethical standards during
"ALL-IN" POLICY FOR THE RESIDENCY MATCH
At its May 2011 meeting, the NRMP Board of Directors voted unanimously
to require programs participating in the Main Residency Match
to place all positions in The Match. The "All-In" Policy
became effective for the 2013 Match, and it applies to all PGY-1
and PGY-2 positions for which the NRMP provides Matching services.
Read about the Policy and
how it has been implemented by the NRMP.
During its October 29th meeting, the NRMP Board of Directors approved
new fees for all Matches opening after June 30, 2013. The institution
registration fee will increase from $175 to $200 for each Match
in which the institution's programs participate, and the per program
and per matched applicant fees will increase from $30 to $35. The
applicant registration fee will rise from $50 to $60 for the first
20 programs on the rank order list.
"We think these new fees compare favorably to fees for other
similar services," said NRMP Executive Director Mona M. Signer.
"The San Francisco Matching Program charges applicants a $100
registration fee and $60 for the first 10 applications sent by its
application service. The AAMC's Electronic Residency Application
Service (ERAS) charges $92 for the first ten residency applications
and $105 for the first ten fellowship applications."
LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION RESOURCES
NRMP Executive Director Mona M. Signer's presentation from the
Group on Student Affairs (GSA) spring meetings is available to view
and download using this link. Learn important
information about this year's Match, SOAP, and the positive results
of the All In Policy.
NRMP ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The NRMP is excited to announce that in addition to its presence
on Facebook and Twitter, it's now on LinkedIn! We hope these resources
will provide valuable information throughout the residency and fellowship
"Like" us on Facebook and "Follow" us on Twitter
and LinkedIn to keep up to date on the latest news, including deadline
reminders from the NRMP.
DATA AND REPORTS
Visit the Data
and Reports section for recent reports and historic NRMP match
and Data: 2013 Main Residency Match (PDF,
This report contains statistical tables and graphs for the Main
Residency Match and lists by state and teaching hospital
every participating program, the number of positions offered, and
the number filled. SOAP data are presented for the first time in
and Data: Specialties Matching
Service, 2013 Appointment Year (PDF, 120
This report summarizes all fellowship matches conducted by the NRMP's
Specialties Matching Service (SMS).
Specifically, data is provided for Matches conducted in 2012 and
early 2013 for appointments beginning in July 2013.
of the 2012 NRMP Program Director Survey (PDF,
This report presents the results of selected items from the 2012
NRMP Program Director Survey. Data are reported for 22 specialties
and include: (1) factors used for granting interviews and ranking
applicants; (2) use of USMLE exam scores; and (3) the percentage
of interview slots filled prior to the November 1 release date of
Visit the Communications page
for more information about and access to recent NRMP web conferences
ROTH AND SHAPLEY WIN NOBEL PRIZE
NRMP congratulates Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth, who have been
awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for their theoretical and practical
work in matching theory. Shapley and his colleague, David Gale,
developed the "stable marriage" algorithm in which men
and women rank each other as potential mates and a series of offer
rounds produces a best match.
The Gale-Shapley algorithm is the basis of the matching algorithm
used by the NRMP, and Roth worked with NRMP to adapt it so that
it proposes matches on the basis of the applicant rather than the
program rank order lists. Roth also has applied the algorithm to
the New York City schools, and research is underway to use it for
kidney donors and patients who need transplants.
Application Service (ERAS®)
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®)
and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA)
National Resident Matching Program
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