About Match Data

The NRMP has developed a highly reputable collection of reports and publications that inform and advance the matching process for both applicants and GME program directors. The NRMP’s data and research efforts also:

  1. Assist Match applicants in making informed decisions about their competiveness as candidates in their preferred specialties
  2. Educate Match participants about issues that most affect resident selection decisions
  3. Describe important trends in Match rates by state, specialty and program type
  4. Inform the medical education community and the media about the NRMP and the strong performance of its matching services

NRMP’s data reporting and research activities are guided by its Data Release and Research Committee. All reports produced by the NRMP preserve the confidentiality of applicants, medical schools, residency programs, and teaching hospitals.