Press Release: Thousands of Resident Physician Applicants to Learn Their Future During NRMP Match Week

NRMP to release results of the 2016 Main Residency Match, a report closely watched for predictions of future changes in physician manpower supply. Washington, D.C., March 10, 2016 – March 14-18, 2016 is Match Week for the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) 2016 Main Residency Match®. In 2015, more than 18,000 U.S. allopathic medical school […]

Celebrate Match Week with the NRMP, AAMC, and AMA

Match Week is an exciting time, and we invite you to celebrate with us. This year, NRMP has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to create a community forum where #Match2016 messages will appear. Throughout Match Week, we encourage you to share photos, videos, and congratulatory […]

Press Release: Report Released! 2016 Appointment Year Largest Yet for NRMP Fellowship Matches

More than 8,000 physicians matched to fellowship positions through the NRMP’s Specialties Matching Service, becoming the highest fellowship match rate on record.  Washington, D.C., March 7, 2016 – The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) announces the release of “Results and Data Specialties Matching Service, 2016 Appointment Year”, an annual report of physician Fellowship Matches conducted […]

Read the March Illuminator

Match Week for the 2016 Main Residency Match is two weeks away, and this issue highlights Match Week and SOAP resources, how your school or institution can join the Match Week celebration, and the NRMP’s biennial Program Director Survey. The Illuminator is a resource for program, institution, and school Match participants. Read the March 2016 Illuminator

SOAP Twitter Chat March 9

During Match Week, unmatched and partially matched (matched to just PGY-1 or PGY2) applicants may participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) to try to obtain an unfilled residency position. To prepare for SOAP, please access the SOAP toolkit on our website. If you still have questions, plan to participate in the SOAP […]

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 […]