Medical Specialties Match

The Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP) Fellowship Match includes the following subspecialties:

  • Cardiovascular Disease focuses on patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions including chronic coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, acute myocardial infarction, and other congenital heart disease.  Additional information can be found through the American College of Cardiology at www.acc.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Disease fellowships are three years in length with one year devoted to research
  • Endocrinology focuses on the hormonal regulation of normal physiology, including the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries/testes and their target tissues.  Additional information can be found through the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at www.apdem.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Endocrinology fellowships are either a two-year clinical curriculum or a three-year combined clinical and research
  • Gastroenterology focuses on researching, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.  Additional information can be found through the American Gastroenterological Association at www.gastro.org, the American College of Gastroenterology at www.gi.org, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases at www.aasld.org, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at www.asge.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Gastroenterology fellowships are three years in length
  • Hematology focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, immunologic, and hemostatic/vascular systems.  Additional information can be found through the American Society of Hematology at www.hematology.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Hematology fellowships are two years in length
  • Hematology/Medical Oncology focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, immunologic, and hemostatic/vascular systems, as well as all forms of cancer and its therapy.  Additional information can be found through the American Society of Hematology at www.hematology.org and the American Society of Clinical Oncology at www.asco.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Hematology/Medical Oncology fellowships are three years in length
  • Infectious Disease focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.  Additional information can be found through the Infectious Diseases Society of America at www.idsociety.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases fellowships are two years in length
  • Interventional Pulmonology focuses on the evaluation and management of patients with complex airways and thoracic/pleural diseases.  Additional information can be found through the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology at www.aabronchology.org.
    • 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
    • Interventional Pulmonology fellowships are one year in length
  • Medical Oncology focuses on the diagnosis and management of the treatment of cancer.  Additional information can be found through the American Society of Clinical Oncology at www.asco.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology fellowships are two years in length
  • Nephrology focuses on disorders of the kidney, including those that affect kidney function, kidney stone formation, fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, and regulation of blood pressure.  Additional information can be found through the American Society of Nephrology at www.asn-online.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology fellowships are two years in length with additional years for research available
  • Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine focuses on the treatment of patients with diseases of the lungs in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Additional information can be found through the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors at www.apccmpd.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease fellowships are two or three years in length
  • Rheumatology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones.  Additional information can be found through the American College of Rheumatology at www.rheumatology.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology fellowships are two years in length

Important Dates

2014
Jul 30

Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Oct 1

Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Oct 29

Quota Change Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET

Nov 12

Rank Order List Deadline at 9:00 p.m. ET

Dec 3

Match Day at 12:00 p.m. ET!

Application Process

The NRMP is not a centralized application service.  Candidates are responsible for determining whether the specialty participates in a standardized application service such as the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) or whether they must apply directly to the programs of their choice.  Applicants must ensure they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.