No. The decision to participate in the NRMP Matching Program is up to each program. Per the NRMP All In Policy, programs that elect to participate in the Main Residency Match must register and attempt to fill all positions through the Match or another national matching program (e.g., San Francisco Match, AUA Match). Programs that elect not to participate in the Main Residency Match cannot offer positions to U.S. MD or DO senior students.
If your program and institution have received Initial Accreditation from the ACGME, complete the New Program Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Yes. Any program that elects to participate in the Main Residency Match must register and attempt to fill all positions through the Match or another national matching plan (e.g., San Francisco Match, AUA Match).
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.
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.