APPLY TO PROGRAMS
Most applications for residency positions are transmitted by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Visit the ERAS website for information about the application process.
REGISTER FOR THE MATCH
Registration for the 2015 Main Residency Match® opens on September 15, 2014. You must complete the registration process, electronically sign the Match Participation Agreement, and pay Match fees in order to participate in the Main Residency Match. To avoid the $50 late fee, register by November 30.
Interviews typically begin in October and continue through January. NRMP policy requires applicants to provide complete, timely, and accurate information to programs. During this time, the credentials of applicants are verified by their medical schools or, in the case of international medical school student/graduates, by the ECFMG®. Ranking opens in the R3® system on January 15, 2015.
CERTIFY YOUR RANK ORDER LIST
The Rank Order List/Applicant Registration Deadline is February 25, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You must have a certified rank order list on file in the R3 system for it to be used when the matching algorithm is processed. You also must register for or withdraw from the Main Residency Match by 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Between the Rank Order List Deadline and Match Week, the NRMP confirms the integrity and completeness of Match data, processes the matching algorithm, verifies Match results, and creates more than 40,000 individual reports for Match participants. Now that your rank order list is certified, consider how to prepare for Match Day.
Match Week begins on Monday, March 16, 2015, when applicants learn whether they matched to a program. For unmatched eligible candidates, the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) also begins. Match Day is Friday, March 20, 2015.
SELECT A FELLOWSHIP MATCH
The NRMP Specialties Matching Service® encompasses 26 fellowship Matches representing more than 40 subspecialties. To learn more about an SMS Match, click here. Each SMS® Match maintains its own schedules of dates, but to view the SMS Master Calendar, click here.
APPLY TO PROGRAMS
Some fellowships in the SMS use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Others use their own application. Be sure you know how to apply to programs in your preferred specialty.
REGISTER FOR A MATCH
SMS Matches are conducted throughout the year, and each requires you to complete the registration process, electronically sign the Match Participation Agreement, and pay Match fees. Applicants must meet the prerequisites for training that are specific to their preferred specialty.
RANK ORDER LIST DEADLINE
Each SMS Match has its own rank order list deadline. Your rank order list must be certified by the deadline to be used when the matching algorithm is processed. Withdrawals from the Match MUST be completed by the rank order list deadline.
On Match Day for each SMS Match, applicants can log in to the R3® system at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn where they matched or, if necessary, to view the List of Unfilled Programs. A List of Unmatched Applicants also is available for programs that do not fill all positions. Upload your Match face to the NRMP Facebook page.
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Match Week 2015 begins March 16 at 12:00 PM ET. At that time, applicants learn whether they matched, program directors learn whether all positions are filled, and the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins. Visit our SOAP page for schedules, tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to make the most of your Match Week activities.
Match Day is Friday, March 20, 2015, and applicant results are posted in the R3 system at 1:00 PM ET!
Match Week begins (detailed Match Week schedule here)
- Applicants find out whether they matched
- Program directors find out whether all positions filled
- The Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) begins with release of the List of Unfilled Programs
Program directors receive their Confidential Roster of Matched Applicants
SOAP concludes at 5:00 p.m. ET
Match Day! Match results released in R3® system at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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