Press Release: NRMP Announces Record High Number of Positions Offered and Filled with Release of 2016 Main Residency Match Report

Final data results show 30,750 positions offered and 30,594 filled for a 99.5 percent fill rate. Washington, D.C., May 2, 2016 –The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) has released the Results and Data Book for the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which U.S. and international medical school students and graduates obtain […]

Joint Match Week Celebration Trended on Twitter!

April 7, 2016 This year, the NRMP teamed up with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for an online Match Week campaign. Promoting the hashtag #Match2016, the organizations encouraged applicants, medical schools, and residency programs to post celebratory images and quotes. We also encouraged physicians to share advice […]

April Match Data Issue of Illuminator Released

April 6, 2016 Welcome to the annual Match data issue featuring results from the 2016 Main Residency Match, the largest and one of the most successful on record. We also highlight the highly successful joint Match Week marketing campaign with the AAMC and AMA, as well as release of the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) Results […]

NRMP 2015 Annual Report

March 29, 2016 We are pleased to announce the release of the NRMP 2015 Annual Report. The report summarizes the NRMP’s growth and achievements over the past year and its continued success in delivering a strong Matching Program. Among our accomplishments in 2015: the Main Residency Match and Specialties Matching Service placed record numbers of applicants in […]

Press Release: Results of 2016 NRMP Main Residency Match Largest on Record as Match Continues to Grow

More than 18,000 U.S. allopathic medical school seniors and 17,000 other applicants vied for over 30,000 positions at more than 4,800 residency programs across the United States. Washington, D.C., March 18, 2016 –The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) announced today the results of the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which United […]

Celebrate Match Week with the NRMP, AAMC, and AMA

Match Week is an exciting time, and we invite you to celebrate with us. This year, NRMP has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to create a community forum where #Match2016 messages will appear. Throughout Match Week, we encourage you to share photos, videos, and congratulatory […]

Read the March Illuminator

Match Week for the 2016 Main Residency Match is two weeks away, and this issue highlights Match Week and SOAP resources, how your school or institution can join the Match Week celebration, and the NRMP’s biennial Program Director Survey. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the March 2016 Illuminator

SOAP Twitter Chat March 9

During Match Week, unmatched and partially matched (matched to just PGY-1 or PGY2) applicants may participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) to try to obtain an unfilled residency position. To prepare for SOAP, please access the SOAP toolkit on our website. If you still have questions, plan to participate in the SOAP […]

Fellowship Matches: Download Your Program Match Reports Before It’s Too Late!

Match reports are not available in the R3 system forever, so consider downloading program reports on Match Day or soon thereafter for archival purposes. Reports are accessible from the “My Reports” link located in the left menu bar or at the top right of the Match Hope Page in the R3 system.

Ranking Twitter Chat for Residency Applicants

Save the date! NRMP is holding a rank order lists Twitter chat for 2016 Main Residency Match applicants on Thurs., Jan. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Join by using the #ROL2016 hashtag. We recommend you use a service like, or TweetChat, which makes it easier to follow the conversation.