February Illuminator Available Online

It’s ranking season for the Main Residency Match! This issue highlights rank order list tips for success and other resources for both residency and fellowship programs. Also featured are details on NRMP’s late fee policy and directions for resetting your password. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the […]

Fellowship Matches: Download Your Program Match Reports Before It’s Too Late!

Match reports are not available in the R3 system forever, so consider downloading program reports on Match Day or soon thereafter for archival purposes. Reports are accessible from the “My Reports” link located in the left menu bar or at the top right of the Match Hope Page in the R3 system.

Ranking Twitter Chat for Residency Applicants

Save the date! NRMP is holding a rank order lists Twitter chat for 2016 Main Residency Match applicants on Thurs., Jan. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Join by using the #ROL2016 hashtag. We recommend you use a service like, or TweetChat, which makes it easier to follow the conversation.

Main Residency Match: Ranking and Other Important January Events

With a number of important Main Residency Match events in January, including the opening of ranking on January 15 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time, here are a few reminders to ensure nothing gets missed: Programs Joint A/P arrangements can be created in the R3 system to establish a full course of training for applicants interested […]

Just Released: Read the January Illuminator

This issue highlights the availability of two new NRMP publications and a call for nominations to the NRMP Board of Directors. Also featured are Main Residency Match event reminders and links to helpful checklists for program directors and medical school officials. Suggestions for printing Fellowship Match reports before they are removed from the R3 system also are underscored. The Illuminator is […]

NRMP Published in JGME: Behaviors of Unmatched IMGs

The NRMP has published an article in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. The article, entitled “Understanding the Interview and Ranking Behaviors of Unmatched International Medical Students and Graduates in the 2013 Main Residency Match”, examines differences in interview and ranking behaviors between matched and unmatched international medical school graduates […]

Hot Off the Presses! Read the December Illuminator

In this issue of the Illuminator is information on the NRMP update given at the AAMC Annual Meeting. Also in this issue is information on what programs should do once activated in a Match and why checking the Applicant Match History is so important. There are many important dates for Fellowship Matches this month so […]

What Programs Need to Know for a Successful Match

The following are tips and reminders for programs that might be helpful for interview season. Verify applicant eligibility for appointment before offering interviews. NRMP policy prohibits programs from offering interviews to applicants who are ineligible because of concurrent year appointments or active sanctions as a result of a denied waiver or confirmed violation. Use the […]

NRMP President/CEO Presents at the AAMC Annual Meeting

In November, NRMP President and CEO Mona M. Signer gave a presentation at the 2015 AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Main Residency Match trend data was presented along with information about new features on the public websites. View NRMP’s presentation

Read the November Illuminator

In this issue of The Match Illuminator we share highlights from NRMP’s inaugural stakeholder conference, essential Match tools and reminders, and ROL tips for the nine fellowships in ranking this month. View Upcoming Dates to the left for deadlines, and for those of you in the Main Residency Match, remind your applicants the standard registration […]