IMPORTANT NOTICE! Policy Changes Implemented by NRMP Board of Directors

May 20, 2016 Print version At its May 2016 Annual Meeting, the NRMP Board of Directors addressed a variety of issues related to the Main Residency Match and the Specialties Matching Service: Couples’ Rank Order Lists When participating in the Match as a couple, partners create pairs of programs on their primary rank order lists […]

Changing and Re-Certifying a Rank Order List

May 20, 2016 Changes can be made to a certified list, but lists must be re-certified prior to the applicable Rank Order List Deadline. Please note the web-based R3 system does not retain previous versions of a program’s ROL, and the NRMP does not add, delete, or in any way modify a ROL either before […]

Resource Highlight: Reversions

May 20, 2016 The NRMP’s R3 system offers institutions the option to revert, or donate, unfilled positions in one program to another during the matching process. If a donor program does not fill its quota, a designated number equal to or less than the quota can be added automatically to the quota of a receiver […]

Read the May Issue of the Illuminator

May 10, 2016 This issue of The Match Illuminator features the Results and Data Book for the 2016 Main Residency Match and highlights ranking and reversion resources for fellowship programs. Two Rank Order List Deadlines for seven Fellowship Matches occur this month, so be sure to review the Upcoming Dates section to the left. The […]

2016 Length of Rank Order Lists Report Released

May 6, 2016 Learn what the average length of rank order lists (ROLs) was for matched and unmatched applicants and for filled and unfilled programs in the Main Residency Match from 2002 through 2016. The data show that matched applicants and filled programs consistently have longer ROLs than unmatched applicants and unfilled programs. Impact of Length […]

Press Release: NRMP Announces Record High Number of Positions Offered and Filled with Release of 2016 Main Residency Match Report

Final data results show 30,750 positions offered and 30,594 filled for a 99.5 percent fill rate. Washington, D.C., May 2, 2016 –The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) has released the Results and Data Book for the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which U.S. and international medical school students and graduates obtain […]

Joint Match Week Celebration Trended on Twitter!

April 7, 2016 This year, the NRMP teamed up with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for an online Match Week campaign. Promoting the hashtag #Match2016, the organizations encouraged applicants, medical schools, and residency programs to post celebratory images and quotes. We also encouraged physicians to share advice […]

April Match Data Issue of Illuminator Released

April 6, 2016 Welcome to the annual Match data issue featuring results from the 2016 Main Residency Match, the largest and one of the most successful on record. We also highlight the highly successful joint Match Week marketing campaign with the AAMC and AMA, as well as release of the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) Results […]

NRMP 2015 Annual Report

March 29, 2016 We are pleased to announce the release of the NRMP 2015 Annual Report. The report summarizes the NRMP’s growth and achievements over the past year and its continued success in delivering a strong Matching Program. Among our accomplishments in 2015: the Main Residency Match and Specialties Matching Service placed record numbers of applicants in […]

Press Release: Results of 2016 NRMP Main Residency Match Largest on Record as Match Continues to Grow

More than 18,000 U.S. allopathic medical school seniors and 17,000 other applicants vied for over 30,000 positions at more than 4,800 residency programs across the United States. Washington, D.C., March 18, 2016 –The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) announced today the results of the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which United […]