Once a Fellowship Match opens, fellowship program directors can increase, decrease, or make other changes to their quotas, or the number of positions they desire to fill through the Match. Quota changes can be made through the Registration, Ranking, and Results® (R3®) system.
A few things to keep in mind:
- all quota changes must be approved by the institutional official;
- quotas must be finalized by the Quota Change Deadline; and
- program directors cannot certify their rank order lists if their quota change is pending approval.
Quotas will be changed after the Quota Change Deadline only in cases of extreme emergency such as loss of funding or loss of accreditation or if the Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®) approves an increase in fellow complement. Requests for those exceptions must be made in writing by the institutional official and sent to the attention of the NRMP President and CEO by email at email@example.com.
All In Policy
If a Specialties Matching Service® Match sponsor voluntarily implements the All In Policy, programs in the subspecialty that participate in the Match must register and attempt to fill all positions in the Match. Questions about reductions in quotas should be directed to the Match sponsor before the Quota Change Deadline for the Match.