No. Because AOA programs that have achieved ACGME accreditation are considered dually- accredited for as long as their AOA approval is in effect, you can choose to keep your positions in the AOA Match as long as your AOA accreditation is maintained. If you choose to participate in both the AOA and the NRMP’s Main Residency Match, prior to the NRMP Quota Change Deadline you must put at least one position in the Main Residency Match in order to participate. The number of positions in the AOA Match plus the number of positions in the NRMP Match should equal the number of positions you intend to fill for the appointment year. Positions that do not fill in the AOA Match can be placed in the Main Residency Match even if the NRMP Quota Change Deadline has passed.
If your program and institution have received Initial Accreditation from the ACGME, complete the Newly-Accredited AOA Program Form and send it to email@example.com. NRMP staff will add your program to the appropriate Match, and you will be emailed a token to register in the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system. Please note that AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) is responsible for applications. Call 202-828-0413 if you intend to use ERAS to receive applications.2
No. As noted on the ACGME web site, “A status of pre-accreditation signifies that an osteopathic program has initiated the process of attaining ACGME accreditation while still under AOA approval. Pre-accreditation is not synonymous with Initial Accreditation.” Residency programs that are not ACGME-accredited are not eligible to participate in the Main Residency Match.
To be eligible to offer fellowship positions through the NRMP Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®), programs must meet several criteria. View the eligibility requirements for fellowship program participation in an NRMP Match.
No. Dually-accredited residency programs that are unfilled at the conclusion of the AOA Match do not have to place their unfilled positions in the Main Residency Match. However, positions not placed in the NRMP Main Residency Match cannot be filled with NRMP Match-participating applicants until after the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) concludes on Thursday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Only programs that have achieved ACGME Osteopathic Recognition can create an osteopathic-focused track in the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system. Programs that are eligible to create an osteopathic-focused track can place some or all of their positions in that track.
You must put at least one position in the Main Residency Match prior to the NRMP Quota Change Deadline. The number of positions in the AOA Match plus the number of positions in the Main Residency Match should equal the number of positions you intend to fill for the appointment year.
NRMP gives AOA Match programs one week after the AOA Match results are released to attempt to fill any unfilled AOA positions via the scramble process if they choose to do so. Accordingly, the deadline for increasing the program’s quota in the 2017 Main Residency Match will be 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 13, 2017. The program director must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking to increase the program’s quota in the Main Residency Match. View the Main Residency Match calendar.
Yes. Applicants who decide to withdraw from the AOA Match must do so by the Rank Order List Deadline for the AOA Match. However, applicants can register for both Matches and they will be automatically withdrawn from the NRMP Main Residency Match if they match in the AOA Match to a concurrent year position. Applicants who obtain a position during the AOA Match scramble must withdraw themselves from the NRMP Main Residency Match by the Rank Order List Deadline on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
If the applicant is registered in an NRMP Match, they can be ranked by your program. It does not matter if the ERAS application came through the AOA program. However, you should communicate with your applicants about the Match(es) in which your program is participating and provide your program code to applicants so they know how to rank you.
Main Residency Match: Program directors who learn at 11:00 a.m. eastern time on Monday of Match Week that they did not fill their positions can participate in the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®), provided they notified the NRMP prior to Match Week of the desire to participate in SOAP.
Fellowship Matches: Specialties Matching Service® program directors who learn at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Match Day that they did not fill their positions can access the List of Unmatched Applicants that displays potential candidates. Unmatched applicants also have access to a list of unfilled programs and can contact programs directly at the conclusion of the Match.