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Specialties Matching Service (SMS)
Registering for the NRMP
Each user in the NRMP's secure, web-based Registration, Ranking, and ResultsSM (R3SM) system is identified by a unique 8-digit code. This identifier is linked to an individual rather than to a school, an institution, or a program. The AAMC has developed a process to assign an AAMC ID to users of AAMC services. Recognizing that many users also are AAMC constituents, the NRMP login code is the same as the AAMC ID.
Responsibilities for the Match
All institutions in the NRMP must have an institutional official who is responsible for overseeing the Main Residency Match, the Specialties Matching Service Matches in which any of the institution's programs participate, and all communication with the NRMP on behalf of the institution's sponsored programs.
The institutional official must:
A program director must:
NOTE: By registering in the SMS Match, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Specialties Matching Service Match Participation Agreement.
Each program participating in any of the SMS Matches has a unique 9-character code constructed as follows:
By enrolling in SMS matches opening after June 30, 2009, the institution agrees to pay the following fees to the NRMP:
NOTE: Subsequent withdrawal of a program does not void the financial obligation to pay the non-refundable registration fees. Programs in arrears for fees from previous Matches will not be allowed to participate in the current Match.
To register for the Specialties Matching Service, select the navigation button "Register / Login" from the NRMP home page. The R3 system uses an AAMC ID and password as the unique identifier of each participant. If you have been assigned an AAMC ID, have it available when you register. If you do not have an AAMC ID, you will be assigned one as part of the registration process.
If you are unable to complete registration in your first session, your initial AAMC ID and password is saved in the R3 system. To complete registration at a future date, you must log onto the R3 system page using your initially assigned AAMC ID and selected password. The R3 system will automatically take you to the page where you initially logged out of the system so that you may complete your registration.
Before registering for an SMS Match, applicants are asked to carefully review the SMS Match Participation Agreement, which is posted on the NRMP web site at www.nrmp.org. When you register for an SMS Match you enter into a contractual agreement with the NRMP and all the programs that you include on your rank order list to accept the position if a match occurs and to start training in good faith (i.e., with the intent to complete the program) on the date specified in the appointment contract. In addition, an applicant who terminates or resigns his position within 45 days of the start date specified in the appointment contract shall be presumed to have breached the Agreement unless evidence is submitted to the NRMP sufficient to show that the applicant entered into the program in good faith and the applicant has a reasonable basis to be released from his commitment to the program.
Select the SMS Match for which you wish to register.
Name of Medical School and Graduation
Select the name of your medical school from the dropdown list. Then enter the month and year of your graduation date.
During the registration process, you will select your own password for future access to the R3 system. You need your password and AAMC ID to access the R3 system and enter your ranks. Keep this information in a secure place to prevent any breach of security to your rank order list.
Payment of the applicant registration fee of $50.00 must be made at the time of registration. Payment is made electronically using a credit card or checking account. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Note: Applicants with outstanding registration fees will not be able to enter a rank order list nor be able to be ranked by any program.
Applicants in the same SMS Match notify the NRMP of their desire to participate as a couple by providing their partner's AAMC ID through the R3 system and paying an additional $15 per partner couples fee. Applicants who are members of a couple can link their program choices on their rank order lists so that they can be matched into a combination of programs suited to their needs. Applying as a couple should not influence the selection decisions made by program directors.
Withdrawal from the Match
Applicants can withdraw from an SMS Match by selecting Update My Profile from the navigation menu in the R3 system and then clicking the Withdrawal link.
Withdrawal requests must be entered before the rank order list deadline.
Applicants who have submitted certified rank order lists and do not withdraw by rank order list deadline will be included in the SMS Match and will be obligated to accept an appointment if matched, provided all program prerequisites have been satisfied. Applicants in the SMS Matching Program are prohibited from discussing, interviewing for, or accepting a position through any other national Matching service or by agreement outside the SMS Matching Program after the rank order list certification deadline.
Updating Your Profile
Applicants can update information in their profiles at any time during the match process through the R3 system. It is particularly important to keep e-mail addresses and phone numbers current so NRMP can contact you.