What information should I make available to applicants during the interview process?
Section 4.4 of the Match Participation Agreement for Applicants and Programs requires each program to act in good faith to provide complete, timely, and accurate information to interviewees, including
- a copy of the contract the applicant will be expected to sign if matched to the program and
- the institution’s policies on visa status and eligibility for appointment.
The information MUST be communicated to interviewees prior to the Rank Order List Certification Deadline.
The NRMP recommends programs obtain signed acknowledgment from each interviewee that confirms institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment have been shared. If institutional policies regarding applicant eligibility are available online, interviewees should be informed where the information may be found, and the acknowledgment should indicate that the interviewee was notified of the location of policies on the institution’s website.
The NRMP also recommends that programs remind applicants that the application process is separate from the NRMP Match registration process. Remind those with whom you interview they need to register with the NRMP so they can be ranked in a Match. Provide interviewees with the program ID so they can easily add your program to their ROL.