About Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP)
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The Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP) includes the following
- Hematology/Medical Oncology is the specialty
of internal medicine that deals with 1) the diagnosis, treatment and
prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, immunologic,
and hemostatic/vascular systems, and 2) all forms of cancer and its
Training consists of a three-year fellowship
following completion of an internal medical residency.
- Infectious Disease specialists diagnose
and treat contagious diseases. At the onset of the antibiotic era, the
specialty was thought to be on the edge of extinction. It is now making
a large comeback due to the great diversity of drug-resistant bacteria
and the AIDS epidemic. Disease specialists also practice general internal
Training consists of a two-year fellowship
following completion of an internal medicine residency.
- Interventional Pulmonologists are specialized
physicans with three interrelated characteristics. First, the physician
has been trained in Internal Medicine. Second, the physician has been
trained both in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Third, an additional
year of training is dedicated toward building on the fundamentals mastered
during standard training in a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship
with further advanced training in the evaluation and management of patients
with complex airways and thoracic/pleural diseases. This includes but
is not limited to rigid bronchoscopy, stent placement and removal, ablative
techniques for the therapeutic management of the airway, and mastery
of endobronchial ultrasound.
Applicants must have completed a residency
in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine and be board certified/eligible in all three disciplines.
The Interventional Pulmonology fellowship is twelve months in length.
The following sponsoring organizations for MSMP
have requested the NRMP conduct a match program:
- Training Directors Committee-American College
- Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology
/ Diabetes / Metabolism
- The American Gastroenterological Association
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Association for the Study of Liver
- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- American Society of Hematology
- American Society of Clinical Oncology and the
American Society of Hematology
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- American Association for Bronchology and Interventional
- American Society of Nephrology
- Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
- American College of Rheumatology
Please refer to the Schedule
of Dates for the specific MSMP Match dates.
Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP are not centralized applications
services. Candidates apply directly to the residency program that interests
A directory of programs participating in the last match is available in
Participating Programs in Previous
Match. Once a match begins, registered participants have access to
a real-time directory of registered programs located in the Match Site.
Program Directors also will have access to a real-time listing of applicants
registered for the current match. Another source of information is the
Graduate Medical Education Directory published by the American
Medical Association. This publication includes the names and addresses
of all accredited programs regardless of whether the program participates
in the Medical Specialties Matching Program.
For more information and statistics on these fellowships,
log on to the American Medical Association's interactive online program
and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access (FREIDA).
Before registering, please review the SMS
Match Participation Agreement. By registering with the match and submitting
a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide
by the outcome of the match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement
and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations
Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule
that neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission
of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest
in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how
one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant
and a program prior to the submission of the ROL is a material violation
of the SMS Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject
to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. The final preference
of program directors and applicants as reflected on the submitted ROLs
will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
The Application Process
Candidates must apply to the programs of their
choice using the method accepted by the program. All subspecialties participating
in the Medical Specialties Matching Program for will participate in the
Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS, a service developed by
the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs
in residency and selected fellowship specialties. A few programs may use
their own application for Residency. Do not send any program applications
for Residency to the NRMP.
Program directors review candidates' credentials
and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible
for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional
policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position
prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite
training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S., or a similar program
in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates (ECFMG).