NEW VIDEO – How the Matching Algorithm Works

June 15, 2017 The NRMP has created a new video about how the matching algorithm processes applicant and program rank order lists to create matches. Watch video  

June Illuminator — Go Mobile with NRMP, GSA Presentation Now Available

June 6, 2017 This issue of The Match Illuminator features information about the launch of new, mobile-friendly NRMP websites. It also includes a link to NRMP’s GSA presentation, a reminder to download Match reports, and tips for sharing photos of new resident orientation and the start of a new training year. The Illuminator is a resource for program, […]

May Illuminator: Final Details on Conference, Tips for Certifying a Rank Order List

May 5, 2017 This issue of The Match Illuminator features the Results and Data Book for the 2017 Main Residency Match. It also provides final details about the NRMP national stakeholder conference, tips on certifying rank order lists, and how to share graduation photos with the GME community. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read […]

April Illuminator: Main Residency Match Advance Data Tables, Ranking Tips for Fellowships

April 4, 2017 This issue of The Match Illuminator provides links to the Advance Data Tables and other Match outcome information. It also highlights the joint NRMP, AMA, AAMC Match Week celebration, upcoming stakeholder conference deadlines, and tips for the Fellowship Matches creating rank order lists this month.The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, […]

Match Week and SOAP Guides

The NRMP has created reference guides with information about Match Week activities, including the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP). The NRMP recommends that participants print the guide for use during Match Week. Program directors, institutional officials, and school officials should share the guides with participating staff to ensure they understand Match Week and SOAP policies […]

March Illuminator: Match Week Guides, New Fellowship Reports, Conference Agenda

March 3, 2017 Match Week for the Main Residency Match is March 13-17, and this issue of The Match Illuminator announces the availability of new Match Week and SOAP Guides. It also highlights publication of the 2016 NRMP Annual Report, the stakeholder conference agenda, and the availability of new Fellowship Match reports.The NRMP welcomes Breast […]

February Illuminator: Ranking Deadline Resources, New & Improved Fellowship Toolkits

February 2, 2017 February 22 is the Rank Order List Certification Deadline for the Main Residency Match, so this issue of The Match Illuminator features resources for assisting participants with the ranking process. Also highlighted are presentations selected for the NRMP stakeholder conference and new resources in the Fellowship Toolkits. Today, February 1, marks the opening of […]

Ranking Deadline Resources for the Main Residency Match

January 25, 2017 The February 22 Rank Order List Certification Deadline for the 2017 Main Residency Match is less than a month away. Below are resources to assist you through the process: Applicants Create and Certify a Rank Order List Create a ROL as a Couple ROL Tips for Success ROL Policy FAQs Responsibilities of […]

Applicant Ranking Twitter Chat January 24 for Main Residency Match

Have questions about ranking in the Main Residency Match? The NRMP will host a Twitter chat on Tuesday, January 24, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Join by using the #ROL2017 hashtag. The NRMP recommends participants use a service like, or TweetChat, which makes it easier to follow the conversation.

January Illuminator: Important Residency Match Reminders, Fellowship Results Statistics

January 3, 2017 The January 2017 issue of The Match Illuminator features important reminders for the Main Residency Match. Also highlighted are deadlines for the stakeholder conference and nominations for the NRMP Board of Directors, the availability of Fellowship Match Results Statistics reports on the public website, and the publication in Academic Medicine of an […]