Policies & Tips for Interview Season

Updated November 4, 2016 Programs Remember to use the Applicant Match History in the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system to determine whether applicants have Match commitments or are eligible for appointment before offering them interviews. The Applicant Match History also will indicate whether an applicant has a waiver or an active sanction. Current medical […]

October Illuminator: Interview and Ranking Resources for Programs

October 3, 2016 This issue features interview resources for residency programs and the ranking toolkit for fellowship programs. Also highlighted are a conference update, new reports, and a survey on the residency application process. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the October Illuminator

Programs: FAQs on New Communication Rule

September 20, 2016 NEW RULE: For all Matches opening after June 30, 2016, programs are prohibited from requesting applicants to reveal the names, specialties, geographic locations, or other identifying information about programs to which they have or may apply. Read FAQs on why the new rule was implemented, how it applies to mentoring relationships, and more.  

Press Release: NRMP Publishes Reports on Applicants Successful in Matching to Preferred Medical Specialties

Three versions of Charting Outcomes in the Match provide detailed information on United States and international medical school students and graduates. Washington, D.C., September 19, 2016 –The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®) has published Charting Outcomes in the Match for the 2016 Main Residency Match®. The reports document how applicant qualifications affect the Match success […]

2017 Main Residency Match Opening! Updated Toolkits, New Policy, and New Report in R3 for Fellowships

September 1, 2016 The 2017 Main Residency Match opens this month, and the NRMP extends a warm welcome to new residency programs and medical schools joining the Match! This issue highlights updated Main Residency Match resources, the new policy about communication between programs and applicants, and a new report in the R3 system for Fellowship Matches. This […]

Main Residency Match Calendars and Toolkits Updated

August 29, 2016 The 2017 Main Residency Match opens at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, September 15, and the online toolkits have been updated. New and improved features include: Detailed Match calendars by participant type Enhanced couples page Web tutorials on NRMP policy Updated Match checklists Osteopathic program orientation kit Match Overview PowerPoint for […]

August Illuminator: Fees, Registration Tips, Conference Keynote

August 1, 2016 This issue features exciting news about the keynote speaker for NRMP’s stakeholder conference, a reminder about changes to Match fees, and timely tips for registration. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the August Illuminator

July Illuminator Available Online

July 5, 2016 This issue of The Match Illuminator features information about the NRMP’s 2017 stakeholder conference, a new All In Policy resource page for Fellowship Matches, and the NRMP’s presentation at the AAMC Group on Student Affairs meeting in St. Louis. It also presents the new members of the NRMP Board of Directors and […]

Read the June Illuminator

June 3, 2016 This issue of The Match Illuminator provides a first look at the NRMP’s 2017 stakeholder conference. It also highlights recent Match policy changes approved by the NRMP Board of Directors and the launch of the NRMP Fellowship Program Director Survey. You also can download Match reports, share graduation and start of training […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Policy Changes Implemented by NRMP Board of Directors

May 20, 2016 Print version At its May 2016 Annual Meeting, the NRMP Board of Directors addressed a variety of issues related to the Main Residency Match and the Specialties Matching Service: Couples’ Rank Order Lists When participating in the Match as a couple, partners create pairs of programs on their primary rank order lists […]